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Willis Edwards

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Born 28 Apr 1903, Newton, Alfreton (England)
Died Oct 1988, Leeds
In Charge Apr 1947 - Apr 1948
Honours Won None

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With over 400 appearances for Leeds, Willis Edwards was well-known to the club and the fans as a solid centre-half whose playing career with the club had started in 1925 and gone on into World War II when he turned out occasionally when the club were short of players. On Billy Hampson's resignation just before the end of the terrible season of 1946-47, Edwards took over and tried to improve the team's fitness and morale.

However his efforts seemed to have little effect, and with relegation to Division 3 looking a real possibility, Edwards returned to a position as assistant trainer. He stayed with the club for a further 10 years before spending some time working in a jam factory before he drew his pension.

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