Jack Marshall (footballer)

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John Gilmore Marshall (29 May 1917 – 6 January 1998) [1] was an English football player and coach, who played for Burnley, and managed Rochdale, Blackburn Rovers, Sheffield Wednesday and Bury.

He was born in Bolton, Lancashire. [2]

He managed Blackburn Rovers for seven years during which time "Jolly" Jack, a nickname given him by some of the players, led the team (nicknamed "Marshall's Misfits"), to the top of the old First Division (for a day, Boxing Day 1963). This feat that would not be repeated until the investment by Jack Walker in the 1990s.

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  1. "Jack Marshall". Barry Hugman's Footballers.
  2. "Obituary: Jack Marshall". The Independent . 8 January 1998. Retrieved 12 March 2019.