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Ron Greenwood 1961 - 1974

Player Debuts

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1961-62 Season : Ron Greenwood replaces Ted Fenton 11th April 1961

Lawrie Leslie

Ian Crawford

Ron Tindall

Johnny Byrne

Martin Peters

Alan Dickie

Jack Burkett

Manchester United

Aston Villa

Everton

Sheffield Wednesday

Cardiff City

Bolton Wanderers

Fulham

19th August 1961

9th September 1961

25th November 1961

17th March 1962

20th April 1962

28th April 1962

30th April 1962

Upton Park

Villa Park

Upton Park

Hillsborough

Upton Park

Burnden Park

Upton Park

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

1962-63 Season : Ron Greenwood

GREENWOOD Ron

Highly respected coach who became the first West Ham United boss to be recruited from outside the Irons’ ranks, when he left his combined role as Arsenal first team coach and England Under-23 manager on 13 April 1961. An intelligent, deep-thinking coach, Greenwood preached simplicity but instilled skill and enterprise among his players. His ethos was never more clearly defined than the night, in May 1965, when the Hammers reached their pinnacle, beating TSV Munich 1860 2-0 in the final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup - one of the finest matches ever seen at the old national stadium. It was his second Wembley triumph in a year, having managed the FA Cup-winning team against Preston North End in the final of ‘64. Greenwood nurtured the talents of the famous World Cup-winning trio, and takes credit for converting Geoff Hurst from a journeyman left-half into one of the world’s most feared strikers. But Greenwood had a tough side to his quiet, methodical persona and it was only the Board’s intervention that stopped him from transfer-listing the legendary Moore and stripping him of the captaincy after some late night drinking prior to the infamous FA Cup defeat at Blackpool in 1971. League success continued to elude the Hammers and the highest finish achieved under his management was sixth, in 1972-73. By then, Greenwood’s protege, John Lyall, was playing an increasing influence on the training ground and, in ‘74, Ron became General Manager as Lyall took over management of the first team. Having kept Hammers in the top flight throughout his tenure, Greenwood’s outstanding coaching ability was recognised at the highest level in 1977, when he was appointed by the FA as successor to England manager Don Revie. On 28 October 2008 the Town Council of Loughton, erected a blue plaque to his memory at one of his former houses in the town, 22 Brooklyn Avenue, which was unveiled by Sir Trevor Brooking and the Town Mayor, Chris Pond. In addition, the Heritage Foundation charity erected a blue plaque in Greenwood's memory at Upton Park. This was unveiled by Ron's family on 21 January 2007. He was also inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2006. This honour recognised his achievements as a manager in the English game.

Appointed Manager 11th April 1961

Overall League Record:

P:551   W:182   D:151   L:218   F:861   A:872

 

Honours:

FA Cup winners (1964)

European Cup Winners’ Cup winners (1965)

League Cup runners-up (1966)

GREENWOOD Ron signed

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Brian Dear

Peter Brabrook

Jim Standen

Martin Britt

John Charles

John Sissons

Wolves

Burnley

Sheffield Wednesday

Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers

29th August 1962

22nd October 1962

24th November 1962

4th May 1963

4th May 1963

4th May 1963

Molineux

Upton Park

Hillsborough

Upton Park

Upton Park

Upton Park

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

1964-65 Season : Ron Greenwood

1963-64 Season : Ron Greenwood

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Dave Bickles

Roger Hugo

Peter Bennett

Liverpool

Leicester City

Bolton Wanderers

14th September 1963

18th March 1964

4th April 1964

Anfield

Filbert Street

Upton Park

First Division

First Division

First Division

1965-66 Season : Ron Greenwood

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Harry Redknapp

Jimmy Bloomfield

Dennis Burnett

Sunderland

Fulham

Fulham

23rd August 1965

2nd October 1965

2nd October 1965

Upton Park

Craven Cottage

Craven Cottage

First Division

First Division

First Division

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Eddie Presland

Trevor Dawkins

Liverpool

West Bromwich Albion

27th February 1965

19th April 1965

Upton Park

The Hawthornes

First Division

First Division

1966-67 Season : Ron Greenwood

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Bobby Howe

Colin Mackleworth

George Andrew

Paul Heffer

Bill Kitchener

Trevor Hartley

Doug Eadie

Southampton

Blackpool

Sunderland

Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest

West Bromwich Albion

Tottenham Hotspur

24th September 1966

27th December 1966

11th February 1967

18th March 1967

18th March 1967

28th April 1967

9th May 1967

Upton Park

Upton Park

Upton Park

City Ground

City Ground

The Hawthorns

Upton Park

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

1967-68 Season : Ron Greenwood

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Bobby Ferguson

Billy Bonds

John Cushley

Trevor Brooking

Frank Lampard

Alan Stephenson

Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday

Burnley

Manchester City

Southampton

19th August 1967

19th August 1967

19th August 1967

29th August 1967

18th November 1967

16th March 1968

Upton Park

Upton Park

Upton Park

Turf Moor

Upton Park

The Dell

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

1968-69 Season : Ron Greenwood

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Roger Cross

Jimmy Lindsay

Keith Miller

Peter Grotier

Pat Holland

Stephen Death

Burnley

Burnley - Sub

Ipswich Town

Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal

Manchester City

26th August 1968

8th October 1968

23rd November 1968

19th April 1969

21st April 1969

30th April 1969

Upton Park

Turf Moor

Portman Road

White Hart Lane

Upton Park

Maine Road

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

1969-70 Season : Ron Greenwood

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Clyde Best

Peter Eustace

Jimmy Greaves

David Llewelyn

Arsenal

Sheffield Wednesday

Manchester City

Manchester City - Sub

25th August 1969

10th January 1970

21st March 1970

21st March 1970

Upton Park

Hillsborough

Maine Road

Maine Road

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

1970-71 Season : Ron Greenwood

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Johnny Ayris

Tommy Taylor

Brain Dear

John McDowell

Bryan "Pop" Robson

Burnley

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur

Blackpool

Nottingham Forest

3rd October 1970

17th October 1970

17th October 1970

31st October 1970

24th February 1971

Upton Park

Upton Park

Upton Park

Upton Park

Upton Park

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

Second

Debut

1971-72 Season : Ron Greenwood

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Joe Durrell

Adewunmi Coker

Kevin Lock

Clive Charles

Stoke City

Crystal Palace

Sheffield United

Coventry City

25th September 1971

30th October 1971

29th February 1972

21st March 1972

Upton Park

Selhurst Park

Bramall Lane

Highfield Road

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

1972-73 Season : Ron Greenwood

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Dudley Tyler

Bertie Lutton

Ted MacDougall

West Bromwich Albion

Norwich City

Sheffield United

12th August 1972

10th February 1973

10th March 1973

The Hawthornes

Carrow Road

Bramall Lane

First Division

First Division

First Division

1973-74 Season : Ron Greenwood

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Mervyn Day

Keith Coleman

Bobby Gould

Mick McGiven

Graham Paddon

Alan Wooler

Ipswich Town

Burnley

Arsenal

Liverpool

Manchester City

Stoke City

27th August 1973

6th October 1973

24th November 1973

1st December 1973

8th December 1973

22nd December 1973

Upton Park

Upton Park

Upton Park

Anfield

Upton Park

Upton Park

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division

First Division