James West (football manager)

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James West
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Place of birth England
Teams managed
1897–1900 Lincoln City
1900– Newton Heath
–1903 Manchester United

James West was the second full-time secretary and de facto manager of football club Newton Heath, the precursor to Manchester United; the term "manager" was not in common usage at the club until the arrival of Jack Robson in 1914. [1] )


West oversaw Newton Heath's financial collapse and near bankruptcy, followed by the club's rebirth as Manchester United on 28 April 1902. [2]

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  1. Tyrrell & Meek 1992 , p. 111
  2. Tyrrell & Meek 1992 , p. 97