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Raich Carter

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Born 21 Dec 1913, Sunderland (England)
In Charge May 1953 - May 1958
Honours Won Promotion to Division 1 - 1955-56

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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 Cork Athletic.

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.

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