Ron Gray (25 June 1920 – 11 October 2002) is a former association football player, manager and scout.Born in North Shields, wing half Gray started his professional year in 1938 with Sheffield United, later moving to Lincoln City, Notts County and finally Watford, before retiring at the age of 26 due to injury. He started his managerial career at Watford, but his tenure was not particularly successful. The club recorded their lowest ever football league finish, having to apply for re-election to the Football League in 1950–51. His next managerial role was at Millwall. After his first spell as manager, Gray stayed at the club as assistant manager to Reg Smith. Gray was re-appointed as manager after Smith was sacked, and led the club to promotion as Fourth Division champions in 1961–62. Gray later spent four seasons at Lincoln City from 1966 to 1970, when he signed future Watford manager Graham Taylor as a player. After leaving Lincoln, Gray joined Ipswich Town as a scout, where he remained until his retirement in 1987. and discovered many of the 1978 FA Cup and 1981 UEFA Cup winning team's under the management of Bobby Robson.
Watford Football Club is an English professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire. They play in the Championship, the second tier of English football, having relegated from Premier League in 2020. The club recognises its foundation as 1881, aligned with that of its antecedent, Watford Rovers, and was established as Watford Football Club in 1898. After finishing the 1914–15 season as Southern League champions under the management of Harry Kent, Watford joined the Football League in 1920. The team played at several grounds in their early history, before moving to Vicarage Road in 1922. They have a long-standing rivalry with nearby club Luton Town.
Graham Taylor, OBE was an English football player, manager, pundit and chairman of Watford Football Club. He was the manager of the England national football team from 1990 to 1993, and also managed Lincoln City, Watford, Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Andrew Mullen Gray is a Scottish football broadcaster and retired player.
James Michael Smith was an English footballer and manager. As a player, he made 249 appearances in the Fourth Division of The Football League, representing Aldershot, Halifax Town, Lincoln City and Colchester United, and played for three-and-a-half years for Boston United of the Northern Premier League. He began a long managerial career with Boston United, and went on to take charge of top division clubs such as Birmingham City and Newcastle United. Smith served as a member of the board of directors of Oxford United for three years from 2006–09. He served as the League Managers' Association's chief executive and was inducted into their Hall of Fame for managing over 1000 matches. He was nicknamed "The Bald Eagle".
Ronald Saunders was an English football player and manager. He played for Everton, Tonbridge Angels, Gillingham, Portsmouth, Watford and Charlton Athletic during a 16-year playing career, before moving into management. He managed seven clubs in 20 years, and he remains the only manager to have taken charge of Aston Villa, Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion, the three rival clubs based in and around the city of Birmingham
Glenn Victor Roeder is an English football manager and former player. He was most recently managerial assistant at Stevenage. As a player, Roeder represented England B on seven occasions. A defender, he played club football for Leyton Orient, Queens Park Rangers, Notts County, Newcastle United, Watford and Gillingham. His managerial career included spells with Gillingham, Watford, West Ham United, Newcastle United and Norwich City.
Kenneth Francis Jackett is a former professional footballer and manager of Portsmouth in League One.
Hayden Ian Mullins is an English former professional footballer and current manager. He played primarily as a defensive midfielder, but he also played as a sweeper and at right-back. He is currently assistant head coach at League Two club Colchester United.
Thomas William Smith is an English retired professional footballer who last played for Brentford. He is normally used as a right winger or a striker.
Gary Christopher Phillips is a retired football goalkeeper who is currently Youth Development Phase Goalkeeping Coach at Crystal Palace. He last managed Hemel Hempstead Town.
William Harry McGarry was an England international association footballer and manager who spent 40 years in the professional game. He had a reputation for toughness, both as a player and as a manager.
John Patrick Ward is an English football manager and retired player.
Ian Leslie Atkins is an English football manager, scout, and former player. Atkins amassed over 300 appearances for Shrewsbury Town, the club where he began his career. He also made appearances in the Football League for Sunderland, Everton, Ipswich Town and Birmingham City.
The 1981–82 season was the 102nd season of competitive football in England. It was also the first season that the three-points-for-a-win system was introduced.
Ronald Suart was an English football player and manager.
Samuel "Sam" Ellis is an English football coach and former player. He was most recently the assistant manager of Middlesbrough.
David Hockaday is an English former professional footballer who is currently Head of Male Football at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College. He has previously worked as a manager at Leeds United, Forest Green Rovers, Kidderminster Harriers and in a caretaker capacity at Coventry City.
John Aloysius Paton was a Scottish professional football player, manager, coach, scout and later a professional snooker referee. He began his career in Scotland with Celtic and played in the Football League for Chelsea, Brentford and Watford. Paton later managed Watford and Arsenal 'A'.
Anthony Norman Collins is a retired English football player, manager and scout, who played as a left winger. He managed Rochdale between 1960 and 1967, becoming the first black manager in The Football League and leading them to the 1962 Football League Cup Final, their only major final appearance.
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