- Know any others ??! Let me know and I'll
include them on this page.
George Wood (East Stirling) is the Goalkeeping coach at
newly promoted Cardiff City.
Jim Jefferies (Hearts) This excellent profile can be
found at Bradford City FC
south of the border to join Bradford City on 20 November
2000, two weeks after he quit as Manager of Heart of
As a player he made 349 appearances for Hearts and as
Manager led them to 3 Cup Finals, winning the Scottish
Cup in 1998 and finishing runners-up in the 1996 Scottish
Cup and 1997 League Cup.
His association with Hearts began long before that day
five years ago when he signed amateur forms in October
1967. He soon found himself farmed out to Haddington
Atheltic and Gala Fairydean before returning to
Tynecastle as a professional in 1969.
A tough, uncompromising defender, he made his way through
the ranks to make his first team debut on 4 March 1972 in
a League match vs East Fife at Methil. He then became a
permanent fixture in the side at full back, centre half
or as a midfield marker/ball winner.
He took part in the 1976 Scottish Cup Final when Hearts
went down 3-1 to Rangers and the following season played
in Hearts' famous Cup Winners Cup victory over Locomotiv
He left Tynecastle in November 1981 to sign for Berwick
Rangers and after a brief spell with the Borders club
gave up playing to take a position in the insurance
However he was not out of the game for long when he was
appointed manager of his local club Lauder United
Amateurs. He then went to Hawick Royal Albert before
taking over at Gala Fairydean, whom he insipired to a
succession of honours.
Accordingly Berwick Rangers appointed him Manager in
December 1988 and he transformed their fortunes through
some clever dealing in the transfer market. But his most
astute appointment was that of Billy Brown as his
assistant. The partnership became established as one of
the strongest in the Scottish game and has been continued
at Bradford City.
Both moved to Falkirk in 1990 where they guided the
Bairns to two Division 1 Championships and one B&Q
Cup in December 1993.
In the summer of 1995 an offer was made by Hearts for the
pair to join them at Tynecastle.
When Jim Jefferies left in November 2000 having been in
charge for over five years, he was at the time the SPL's
longest serving Manager.
He left Tynecastle having been in charge for over five
years and at the time was the SPL's longest serving
Date of Birth:
As player: Haddington Athletic
Heart of Midlothian
Management: Lauder United Amateurs
Hawick Royal Albert (Manager)
Berwick Rangers (Manager)
Heart of Midlothian (Manager)
Steve Smith (Huddersfield
the following profile can be found at Bradford City FC
career in football began as an apprentice at Huddersfield
Town Football Club where he was later to return to take
charge as Chief Scout, Youth Team Manager, Reserve Team
Manager and eventually Manager, this appointment coming
when Mick Buxton was sacked.
Steve managed to stave off relegation at Leeds Road, the
Terriers' former ground before they moved to the Alfred
McAlpine Stadium. Unfortunately the following season
things didn't go their way and the ambitious Huddersfield
Chairman decided it was time for a change and a big name
was needed. Malcolm McDonald was subsequently appointed.
Now at Bradford City, Steve has the responsibility of
coaching the Youth players who have been brought into the
Club, many of them coming via the Centre of Excellence of
which he is Centre Director.
Date of Birth:
As player: Huddersfield Town
Bolton Wanderers (loan)
Management:Huddersfield Town (Chief Scout
Youth Team Manager
Reserve Team Manager
John Charles (West Ham United) John's son, Mitch writes:
Great to see a site of the old players, I've been trying
to find a site with my dad in it for a long time now.
moved to Spain for a while with my mum Carol, however has
recently moved back to Ilford Essex.
Keep up the good work, and if you know of any other sites
I would appreciate it.
Thanks for that
Mitch I really appreciate the comments and the pictures
you've sent, thanks again.(See John's page for pictures sent by Mitch).
Henry Mowbray (Blackpool) Alan
Scott writes Henry is ...
Dunfermline, Scotland. Manager of East Port, a
local amateur football team.
Wim van Hanegem (Feijenoord)
Hanegem is now the trainer of Sparta Rotterdam (since 3
or 4 weeks)
Rinus Israel (Feijenoord)
have read that Rinus Israel (scored the 1-1 against
Celtic) will be trainer of ADO Den Haag from the start of
the next season on. Up till now he was coach of Alwhada
in Abu Dhabi.
Thanks very much
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