On the field, Raich Carter captained Sunderland to the League title
in 1936, and followed that up with the FA Cup a year later, while also
winning several caps for England as an inside forward. He picked up
another Cup winners medal with Derby in 1946. He continued his playing
career at Hull - where he also managed the side, winning the Division
3 North title and buying a young player named Don Revie. He briefly
retired before returning with Hull, then moving to Ireland to manage
When he arrived at Elland Road, he set out to build his team around
John Charles and after three years, promotion was finally gained in
1956. When the uninsured West Stand burnt down, Carter bowed to the
inevitable and let Charles go to Italy. With the keystone of the side
gone - and not very much of the proceeds available to buy
replacements - the team's performances slipped badly and they
only just missed out on relegation in 1958.
His contract was not renewed at the end of that season and he went
on to manage Mansfield and Middlesbrough, before retiring from the
game in 1966.
David Short says: he is a really good manager as well as a
player.He has loads of football tallents.When he used to play for
sunderland he was awesome also he has good potentinol skills.