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Frank Clark (footballer)

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Frank Clark

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Place of birth
Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear, England

Date of birth
(1943-09-09) 9 September 1943 (age 77)

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Frank Clark (born 9 September 1943) is an English former footballer and manager, and former chairman of Nottingham Forest. Clark played in over 400 games for Newcastle United before moving to Nottingham Forest where he won the European Cup.


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After retiring as a player, he managed Leyton Orient for nine years (followed by a two-year spell as the club's managing director) and then returned to Nottingham Forest as manager between 1993 and 1996. He then managed Manchester City for just over a year.

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Playing career

He started his career at Crook Town.

He started his professional career at Newcastle United, and played a total of 464 games for them between 1962 and 1975.

He then joined Nottingham Forest, and helped them win promotion in 1977, and he played for them in the 1979 European Cup Final, where they beat Malmö FF.

Managerial career

After his playing career he was Assistant Manager of Sunderland from 1979 to 1982 and then became manager of Leyton Orient, later becoming managing director of the Brisbane Road club. In 1993, he was appointed as Nottingham Forest manager, as a replacement for the retiring Brian Clough. Some sources have said that Clough selected Clark for the job in 1993, however Clark's name was submitted far earlier, and by the time of Clough's retirement in 1993 his preference was Ron Fenton.

He was also Premier League Manager of the Month for September 1994, as Forest's fine start to the season saw them in the heat of a title challenge and hopes were high that Clark could take them to the rare distinction of top division title glory a season after promotion – just as his predecessor had done 17 years earlier. Forest reached the UEFA Cup quarter finals in 1996 under Clark.

In December 1996, with Forest struggling in the league, Clark expressed his concern with the boardroom crisis at the club, with rival parties attempting to buy the club. His earlier success with the club had led to him being linked to the England job. Clark left the club in December.

Clark made some shrewd signings as Forest manager, including Stan Collymore and Lars Bohinen. Collymore was sold to Liverpool in 1995 for a then British transfer fee record of £8.5M.

Nottingham Forest chairman

Clark took over from Nigel Doughty as chairman of Nottingham Forest football club on 12 October 2011. Forest were managerless at the time, following the resignation of Steve McClaren.

Clark was sacked from his role as club ambassador on 17 January 2013.

As a Player

Crook Town
  • FA Amateur Cup: 1961–62
  • Newcastle United
  • Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: 1968-69
  • Nottingham Forest
  • First Division: 1977–78
  • League Cup: 1977-78, 1978-79
  • European Cup: 1978-79
  • As a Manager

    Nottingham Forest
  • Division One: Runners-up : 1993–94
  • Personal
  • Premier League Manager of the Month: September 1994
  • League Managers Association Manager of the Year: 1995
  • References

    Frank Clark (footballer) Wikipedia

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