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Allan Clarke

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Born 31 Jul 1946, Short Heath (England)
In Charge 16 Sep 1980 - Jul 1982
Honours Won None

Jabba's Comments

Clarke's skill as a goalscorer in his playing days was unquestioned. His management ability had been tested as he dragged Barnsley out of the Fourth Division and when Leeds approached him to restore to Elland Road the glory days he'd known as a player, he siezed the opportunity. In his first season, he managed to tighten up the defence and maintain a modicum of respectability, ending up 9th in the table.

Unfortunately, the following year saw the defence leak goals and record signing Peter Barnes fail to justify his fee, and after 16 years in the top flight, Leeds were relegated and Clarke was sacked. He subsequently managed Scunthorpe, Barnsley and Peterborough, but - other than an FA Cup win over Leeds for Scunthorpe - enjoyed little success.

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