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Pringle and Fissler (1996)

Andy Pringle and Neil Fissler's excellent book, 'Where Are They Now ?' claims to have the answer to this question for over 2000 players. The revised and updated edition was printed in 1996 by Two Heads Publishing. Hence, though the information is now out of date, it gives a snapshot of the player's whereabouts in 1996. I still recommend that you buy the book - it has photographs and contains much more information than I've shown. (Click the book to view from Amazon).

Where are they now ? Book Cover

All the following information was researched by Pringle nad Fissler and is up to date for 1996. Natrually, the book has a very large number of people from Bob's 1970-71 pages and I haven't the time to print every one of them in one go. Sometimes I've added a minor update in brackets.



Tony Allen (Stoke City) Lives in Stoke where he is a licensee

John Aston (Man U) Didin't retire from football until 1981 and now runs the pet shop, Pet World in Stalybridge.

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Gordon Banks (Stoke City) Career ended prematurely when he lost an eye in a car accident. Managed Telford for a while and now works self employed in the sports promotion business.

Mike Bailey (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Had a spell as player coach at Minnesota Kicks in the States. Sacked as reserve team coach for Portsmouth in February, 1995. Went to manage Leatherhead.

Mick Bates (Leeds United) Lives in Doncaster and is a steward at a Working Men's Club.

Billy Baxter (Ipswich Town) Now lives in Dunfirmline, Scotland and has been an engineer for British Telecom for over 20 years.

Phil Beal (Tottenham Hotspur) Splits his time between his home in Devon and Surrey where he runs a care hire firm in West Drayton.

Rod Belfit (Leeds United) Works as a draughtsman which was his profession prior to becoming a footballer.

Colin Bell (Manchester City) Ran his own restaurant until 1989, then returned to Manchester City as Youth Development Officer.

Clyde Best (West Ham United) Playedfor Tampa Bay Rowdies and Portland Timbers in America before going for a spell with Feyenoord. Returned to Portland, Oregon where he owns a dry cleaning business.

David Best (Ipswich Town) Manager of Dorchester Town before moving to Wareham and becoming manager of Wareham Rangers in the Dorset Combination.

Alan Bloor (Stoke City) Lives in Stoke where he runs a newsagents.

Billy Bonds (West Ham United) Became coach and later manager (1990-94) at West Ham. Later was youth team manager at QPR until September 1996.

Tommy Booth (Manchester City) Was manager of Preston North End for 18 months, now lives in Manchester where he works for Grenada, the television rental firm that are based there.

Stan Bowles (Manchester City) Gambling took its toll and he was unemployed for a long time, before David Webb (Chelsea) took him on at Brentford.

Ian Bowyer (Manchester City) Assistant manager to Peter Shilton at Plymouth Argyle in 1994, moved to Rotherham United until September 1996. Then became coach at Birmingham.

Ronnie Boyce (West Ham United) Chief Scout for West Ham in October 1992 to 1996. a brief spell as scout for QPR followed.

Sandy Brown (Everton) Ran a boarding house in Blackpool,playing football with Blackpool Rangers in the West Lancashire League. Afterwards worked in the Peak Frean factory living on the Flyde

Ollie Buton (Newcastle United) Career ended with knee injury in 1972 and worked as a brewery representative.Then set up a sandwich bar he runs in Diss, Norfolk.

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Ian Callaghan (Liverpool) Now lives in Ormskirk and runs the 'Hesketh' pub with Geoff Strong (Liverpool). Ian is another of the former players on the Littlewoods Pools panel.

John Charles (West Ham United) Left football at just 26 years of age and had a fruit and vegetable business until his health declined.

Jack Charlton (Leeds United) Became manager of Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, and Sheffield Wednesday, before becoming Republic of Ireland's most successful ever manager. In 1994 Ireland performance in the World Cup led to Jack being given the freedom of the City in Ireland. He quit after the failure to qualify for Euro' 96. Famous for his pursuit of fishing.

Martin Chivers (Tottenham Hotspur) Runs the Brookmans Park Hotel in Hertfordshire. Regularly heard on Radio 5 Live (...sorry not heard him since the pages began, so I haven't yet added him to the commentater's list), and organises the ex-Spurs Charity XI.

Frank Clark (Newcastle United) Became assistant manager to Sunderland and Orient, before becoming Leyton Orient's manager. Took over from Brian Clough at Forest winning promotion to the Premiership in his first season. (Sacked before impending relegation in 1996).

Allan Clarke (Leeds United) Managed Barnsley, Leeds United and Lincoln City. Now lives in Scunthorpe as a travelling salesman for a firm that makes ventilating extractors for industry.

Ray Clemence (Liverpool) Had a spell as manager of Barnet (1994-96) and coaching with Spurs. Now a full time goalkeeping coach for England (where he's often seen on the bench at matches).

Terry Conroy (Stoke City) Runs an insurance business in Ashton-Under-Lyne

Ian Collard (Ipswich Town) Retired through hip injury and has a home in Bristol, but is employed as a manager of Sunshine George Cross in Australia.

Peter Collins (Tottenham Hotspur) Now a P.E. teacher in Chelmsford, and until 1995, part-time manager of Baintree Town. Has also been a record dealer and market trader.

Terry Cooper (Leeds United) Was the country's first player/director at Bristol City whom he managed until 1988. Has also managed Exeter twice and Birmingham City. Retired from Exeter in June 1995 due to ill health, spent a year in Tenerife, before returning on the coaching side at Sothampton.

Joe Corrigan (Manchester City) Moved to Cheshire where he acted as coach to goalkeepers at Celtic, Middlesbrough, Tranmere and Barnsley. Then became Liverpool's first full - time goalkeeping coach.

John Craggs (Newcastle United) Runs a sports shop in Teeside Park which was once owned by Willie Madden.

David Craig (Newcastle United) Was player/assistant-manager at Carlisle United in July 1983 and player coach in October 1984. Then ran a newsagents in Dunston, and now owns a milk business back in Newcastle United.

Hugh Curran (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Lives in Carstairs where he is a publican aftre working as a publican following jobs as a hotelier and owning a grocers and hairdressers.

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Wyn Davies (Newcastle United) Known as 'Wyn the Leap' apparantly. Became a baker in the Bolton area.

Peter Dobing (Stoke City) Runs a business selling crockery to hotels and restaurants in the Stke area.

Derek Dougan (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Was Chairman of the PFA. Returned to Wolves in August 1982, as Chairman and Chief Executive. Still lives in the Wolverhampton area, where he works as a marketing and PR Consultant.

Mike Doyle (Manchester City) Lives in Ashton - Under - Lyne where he has been a sales manager for Slazenger for ten years. Commontates on local radio.

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George Eastham (Stoke City) Manager of Stoke City (1977-78), and awarded the OBE in 1975. Now in Johannesburg where he owns a sportswhere business and is vice-president of the Arsenal Supporters Club in South Africa.

Mike England (Tottenham Hotspur) Was manager of the Welsh national team from 1980-88, during which time he earned an M.B.E. for services to football. Now a businessman, he owns residential homes in Rhyl and Colwyn Bay.

Peter Eustace (West Ham United) Manager of Sheffield Wednesday (1988-9) and Leyton Orient (1991-4). Left football and now runs a pub in Sheffield.

Allun Evans (Liverpool) Left English football for American and Australian soccer, retiring in 1980. Now lives in Melbourne, Australia where he has worked variously as a carsalesman, a delivery driver at a fish market, and a painter and decorator.

Ray Evans (Tottenham Hotspur) Lives in Seattle in the United States, where he coaches youngsters.

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Bobby Ferguson (West Ham United) Emigrated to Australia in 1981 where he took over Adelaide City FC. In 1982 he ran a scuba diving firm for six years, but gave up when a colleague was attacked by a shark. Now a director of a flooring business.

Alan Foggon (Newcastle United) Now lives in Jarrow where he works as security manager for a major company.

David Ford (Newcastle United) Now runs a plumbing and heating business in Sheffield.

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Johnny Giles (Leeds United) Was player-manager for Eire towards the end of his career.Managed West Brom (1975/77), Philadelphia Fury NASL, Vancouver Whitecaps NASL, and West Brom again (1984-5). Now writes a regular column for the Daily Express.

Alan Gilzean (Tottenham Hotspur) Had a spell in South Africa, then returned to manage Stevenage from May 1975 -August 1976. He now runs a haulage firm in Enfield.

Bobby Gould (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Has been manager of West Brom, Coventry, Wimbledon and Wales. Presented 'Talk Back' on Sky television. (Went on to manage Cardiff City)

Jimmy Greaves (West Ham United) ( With Ian St.John was the front of the excellent Saint and Greavesy football review programme on ITV - now continues to pop up on t.v. shows offering his witty views. Has also had his own talk show and has a newspaper column in 'the Sun'.)

Jimmy Greenhoff (Stoke City) Has an Insurance Business Greenhoff, Peutz and Co in Audley near Stoke.

Eddie Gray (Leeds United) Managed Leeds United and Rochdale, before running soccer camps for youngsters in Yorkshire. Now back on the coaching side of Leeds United.

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Dave Hatton (Blackpool) Works in an estate agents in Blackpool.

Colin Harvey (Everton) Managed Everton (1987-90) then went on to become assistant manager of Oldham Athletic

George Heslop (Manchester City) Was on Manchester City's books as a coach before becoming a licensee at the Hyde Road Hotel, then the City Gates pub.

Terry Hibbett (Leeds United) Had a newsagents when his career ended. Died of stomach cancer at 46.

Pat Holland (West Ham United) Was youth team coach at Spurs from 1988, and later became the reserve team coach. Became Leyton Orient manager (95-96). Went on to run 'Hollands' wine bar in Upminster, and the 'Red Lion' pub in Barking.

John Holsgrove (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Working as a financial advisor in the Midlands.

Emlyn Hughes (Liverpool) Managed Rotherham for two years whilst becoming a 'celebrity' for a number of years appearing in such television shows as ' Sporting Triangles' and 'A Question of Sport' (in which he was one of the team captains).

Norman Hunter (Leeds United) Was manager of Barnsley and Rotherham, and assistant manager of West Brom and Bradford City. Now an after dinner speaker and coach at local schools.

Geoff Hurst (West Ham United) Managed Chelsea between 1979-81. Managing director of a firm selling car warranties.

John Hurst (Everton) Became youth team coach at Everton

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Tommy Jackson (Everton) Managed clubs in Northern Ireland, then became self-employed upholsterer for Bannon and Co in Belfast.

Derek Jefferson (Ipswich Town) Coaches school children with Christians in Sport.

Pat Jennings M.B.E., O.B.E.(Tottenham Hotspur) Won the M.B.E. in 1976 and the O.B.E. in 1987. Coaches goalkeepers at White Hart Lane and makes personal appearances.

Johnny Johnston (Blackpool) Is a sales representative for a paint company.

Mick Jones (Leeds United) Retired in 1973 due to knee injury and became a representative for a sports company after which he ran a sports shop in Maltby for fourteen years. Now runs a market stall in Nottingham selling sportswear with his son, and lives in Worksop.

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Howard Kendall (Everton) (I've added lots of extra info. to this one ...)

Player/manager with Blackburn Rovers 1979-81
Returned to Everton - initially as player manager 1981-1987 - during which time Everton won the League Championship twice in 84-84 and 86-87, the FA Cup in 1984, and the Cup Winners' Cup in 1985.
Took over Xanthi of Greece.
Returned once again to Everton in 1990-1993 - but fell out with the board and resigned because they would not sign Dion Dublin.
Next he became manager of Notts County in January 1995, but this only lasted weeks.
Moved on to Sheffield United 1995-1997.
Had a final spell at Everton in the Premier League 1997-1998.

Cyril Knowles (Tottenham Hotspur) Inspiration for the top 20 hit 'Nice One Cyril' by the Cockerel Chorus in 1973. Became the manager of Torquay 1987-89. Was only 47 when he died in 1991.

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Brian Labone (Everton) Went into business in Merseyside, then worked in insurance. Went on to work in the commercial office at Everton.

Frank Lampard (West Ham United) Was player-coach at Southend, but otherwise (in September 2000) has nearly spent 35 years at the club, now in the role as coach and right hand man to (his brother-in-law) Harry Redknapp.

Tommy Lawrence (Liverpool) Apparently nicknamed 'The Flying Pig' due to his portly stature. Now works the nightshift at a wire factory in Warrington, Cheshire.

Francis Lee (Manchester City) On retiring from football, he became a full-time businessman. Made a fortune from owning and training racehorses and a recycling paper business (I always thought it was bog-rolls - Bob). In 1993 lead a consortium took over Manchester City. (This has since failed to make any changes to City's fortunes and Lee no longer controls the club).

Larry Lloyd (Liverpool) Coached at Wigan and Managed Notts County. Now runs a pub in Nottingham

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Jim McCalliog (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Was player-coach at Lincoln City in 1978. Went to manage Halifax Town and Runcorn, but is now a journalist and publican, running the 'County Hotel' in Harrogate.

Willie (Iam) McFaul (Newcastle United) Was Newcastle United's manager from August 1985 to December 1988. Now lives in Northern Ireland and is part of Bryan Hamilton's National team set-up.

Paul Madeley (Leeds United) He sold his chain of 26 DIY stores which he owned with his brothers for 27 million. In 1992 he successfully had an operation to remove a brain tumour. Still based in Yorkshire, he is a property consultant.

John Marsh (Stoke City) Lives near Stoke working as a sales representative.

Mick Mills (Ipswich Town) Became manager of his last club Stoke City. Lives in Staffordshire and was chief scout for Sheffield Wednesday before becoming coach at Birmingham City.

Bobby Moncur (Newcastle United) Became player manager of Carlisle United in November 1976 and resorted back to just player from September 1977. He was manager of Hearts from February 1980, and Plymouth Argyle from June 1981 to September 1983. Was coach of Whitley Bay for a while, and now runs his own yacht charter business in Newcastle. Has apparantly sailed in the Round the Britain Race; Transatlantic Race and the 1987 Fastnet Race.

Bobby Moore (West Ham United) Briefly had a career in management at Oxford City, and Southend (1984-86), but did not match his on-field successes. Sadly died of cancer aged only 51.

Roger Morgan (Tottenham Hotspur) Lives in Chingford. Worked as a recreation officerfor Haringey Council before becoming a community officer at West Ham.

Peter Morris (Ipswich Town) Was manager of Boston United until the summer of 1994, and assistant manager at Northmapton Town until February 1995.

John Morrisey (Everton) Successful businessman in Merseyside.

Alan Mullery M.B.E. (Tottenham Hotspur) Awarded the M.B.E. in 1975.Had spells of management with Brighton (twice), Charlton, and Q.P.R. appointed director of Football at Barnet in 1996, and is a football presenter on Capitol Gold Radio in London. (If someone can confirm that he still is I'll add him to my commentators list - Bob.)

Francis Munro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Coached and managed teams in Australia between 1981-89. Worked as a salesman in a garden furniture company. In January 1993, suffered a severe stroke and now requires ta stick to aid his walking.

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Keith Newton (Everton) After his League career, Keith went on to play for non-league sides Morcombe and Clitheroe - where he was player-manager. Went on to set up a sports trophy business, newsagents and a local garage group in Blackburn. (Sadly died in 1998.)

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Alan Oakes (Manchester City) Joined Chester in June 1976 in a player - manager role. Manager until 1982, he returned to the club as coach.

Mike O'Grady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Worked as a grip for Yorkshire Television for 18 years. Now works behinfd the bar of the Royal Oak pub in Wetherby, and still plays in the ex-Leeds United side.

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Glyn Pardoe (Manchester City) Remained on the coaching staff until sacked by Peter Reid in 1992. Now works for a security firm.

Derek Parkin (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Lives in Wheaton Aston and works as a professional gardener.

Jimmy Pearce (Tottenham Hotspur) Finished playing at 25 due to a rare bone complaint. Now works in the fashion industry, running a clothes shop in Essex.

Mike Pejic (Stoke City) Was assistant manager of Port Vale and a coach in Kuwait before taking over Chester City 1994-95.

Steve Perryman (Tottenham Hotspur) Was manager of Brentford and Watford, before becoming Gerry Francis' (Q.P.R. squad) assistant at Tottenham Hotspur. In January 1995, became Ossie Ardiles's assistant at Shimizu S-Pulse in Japan. (Now he's the manager).

Matin Peters (Tottenham Hotspur) Was player/manager at Sheffield United, before choosing a career outside football. Now works for the same motor insurance company as Geoff Hurst (West Ham United).

John Pratt (Tottenham Hotspur) Lives in Ashton-under-Lyme and works for the community programme attatched to Oldham Athletic.

Eric Probert (Burnley) became a pub landlord in North Yorkshire.

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Paul Reaney (Leeds United) Australia's Player of the year in 1980 !. Now lives in Knaresborough and runs coaching courses for the World in Sport Organisation, as well as being a partner in the Classic Portrait Company.

Harry Redknapp (West Ham United) Manager of Bouremouth (from 1983-1992) before going to West Ham initially as coach then became manager (in 1994).

Jimmy Robertson (Ipswich Town) Lives in the Stoke area and is a director of a computer insurance company, The Task Force Group.

Bryan Robson (Newcastle United) Player Coach at Chelsea before returning to the North-east where he owns a newsagents.

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Ian St John (Liverpool) Apparantly set a record for the quickest hatrick scored in Scotland at 150 seconds whilst at Motherwell. Was player-assistant manager at Coventry City, then manager at Portsmouth, coach at Sheffield Wednesday. Left to become a television pundit.

Jimmy Smith (Newcastle United) Retired through injury in 1976. Gambling lost him a fortune, and now drives taxis in Tyneside.

Tommy Smith (Liverpool) Was player-coach at Swansea City until a knee injury ended his career. Coached Liverpool's youth team for a spell, and is still involved with them in a public relations capacity.

Geoff Strong (Liverpool) Lives in Birkdale where he is a successful businessman owning a thriving hotel furnishing company. Also owns a pub with Ian Callaghan (Liverpool).

Mike Summerbee (Manchester City) Was player -manager of Stocport County (1978 -9) until he retired. Now chairman of his own made to order shirt makers, whose clients have included David Bowie, Michael Caine and Sylvester Stalone ! Also helps the commercial department at Manchester City.

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Gerry Taylor (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Had a brief spell as a publican, but has been a policeman since 1976.

Peter Thompson (Liverpool) Ran two caravan parks for seven years, then went to the Lake District where he has run a country pub for fourteen years.

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Colin Viljoen (Ipswich Town) Became a pub licensee near Heathrow Airport after retirement.

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Dave Wagstaffe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Runs 'Waggy's Bar' inside Wolves' ground, Molineux.

Tony Want (Tottenham Hotspur) Works as a warehouse manager for a frozen food company.

Gordon West (Everton) Worked on the ground staff at Tranmere Rovers, then later worked in security in Merseyside.

Alan Whittle (Everton) Went to Australia, then returned to the Wirral, where he worked for a football in the community based at Everton.

Trevor Whymark (Ipswich Town) For four years ran courses and coached youngsters, then became a van salesman.

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Ron Yeats (Liverpool) Became player-assistant manager for Tranmere Rovers in 1971, and then manager until April 1975. Had spells with Stalybridge Celtic and Barrow, before entering the haulage business and then the catering trade. Is now the Chief Scout for Liverpool.

Neil Young (Manchester City) Runs his own soccer school in Wimslow and coaches youngsters in Cheshire schools.

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Bob Dunning
19 October 2005

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