Apprenticed at Leeds and signing professional forms at the age
of 17, Yorath was a combative midfielder who spent a large part of
his time at Leeds as a sub or as general midfield cover. That said,
he would have walked into a place in many Division 1 sides, but
with such an illustrious midfield to contend with, Yorath could not
command a regular place. He picked up the first of 59 Welsh caps in
1970 against Italy, and he maintained a regular presence in the
international side through to 1981 when he was playing in Canada
with the Vancouver Whitecaps. On his return from North America he
had spells coaching Bradford, managing Swansea and Wales, then
returning to Valley Parade for a spell in charge there. His
daughter Gabby is probably better known to modern fans than her
father for her TV presenting job with Sky.
In November 2001, Terry was named as the new manager of
Sheffield Wednesday, having taken on the job as caretaker when
Peter Shreeves left. After an initially promising start, he lasted
less than a year when a poor run of results with the club strapped
for cash in the 2002-03 season culminated in his departure at the
end of October 2002.
Neale Sheldon says: Terry's mother in law was Sheila , who owned
the cafe next to the chip shop in Elland Road.
Sue Hall says: I think I went to school with him. I mean its too
much of a coincidence to have two guys called Terry Yorath about
that age. Does anyone know where he went to school?
Max says: Terry Yorath is a great manager for Sheffield
Wednesday, it's not his fault that we find it hard to win, we aught
to keep him. P.s, well done you owls for beating Bradford 2-1 on my
birthday!!, good ol' Sibon!!
David says: I once bought (someone claiming to be) his brother
Dai a pint in a pub in Menorca.
Paul says: I think we are a great team and i am really sad he
went. He was a good manager but now he's gone lets hope for someone
as good. I'd just like to say hello to Derek Geary he's my best
player. "Come on, Geary."
Ian Gillespie says: Thanks for the background info. I
interviewed Terry last night at Malaga CF for Sunshine Radio,
Nerja, Spain. He was very honest in his thoughts. Even said a 2-1
defeat for Leeds against Malaga in the UEFA Cup first leg would be
a good result and he hoped Terry Venables would get the chance to
continue in the job, at least until he has the chance with a full
Jon Howell says: In response to two queries;
1. He went to Heol Hir school in Cardiff.
2. He certainly has a brother called David. He was also a
professional footballer for a short while, making just one
appearance for Cardiff City.
John Worsnop says: When Terry was a Junior, and was Betty Hunter
(Norman's Mum's) lodger in Kirkdale Gardens. I lived in the house
opposite and once kicked a ball around in the street with him!
cant say says: have you seen his son Jordan...jeez he is fine. i
was soooooo jelous when him and katie were going out..then he left
school on a half day so i sneaked outta science just to look at him
once more..jeez when i think of it know i was quite sad
faye says: i think that terry did the wrong thing in leaving i
have no time for chris turner. that woman fan had gone and done it
by saying your no good terry for the team. i would like to know how
that was because look at us now where in div 2 nothing wrong with
that but turner anit do anything better. Hello to derek geary a big
fan of yours.
Yorry Torrance says: I think he has been playing with the WDCC
Rats for the past 2 and half years. He has been a club stallwart
providing solid middle order batting and ropey thoffbreaks and
dibbly-dobb meds. He's a bit of a legend with the ladies at the
club as well!
Helen Evans says: Terry Yorath went to Rhydypenau Primary School
until 1960 when his family moved to another part of Cardiff.He then
went to Gabalfa Primary School. He passed the 11 Plus and spent
five years at Cathays High School for Boys.