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|Full name||Harold Wightman|
|Date of birth||19 June 1894|
|Place of birth||Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England|
|Date of death||5 April 1945|
|Place of death||Nottingham, England|
|1927–1929||Derby County (assistant)|
|1930–1931||Notts County (coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Harold Wightman was an English football manager, who managed Luton Town, Mansfield Town and Nottingham Forest.
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