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Ron Greenwood 1961 - 1974

Player Debuts

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1961-62 Season : Ron Greenwood (replaces Ted Fenton 11 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

19 August 1961

9 September 1961

25 November 1961

17 March 1962

20 April 1962

28 April 1962

30 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 11 April 1961

Overall League Record:

P:656   W:236   D:173   L:247   F:1072   A:1023

 

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

29 August 1962

22 October 1962

24 November 1962

4 May 1963

4 May 1963

4 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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480

481

Dave Bickles

Roger Hugo

Peter Bennett

Liverpool

Leicester City

Bolton Wanderers

14 September 1963

18 March 1964

4 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

23 August 1965

2 October 1965

2 October 1965

Upton Park

Craven Cottage

Craven Cottage

First Division

First Division

First Division

482

483

Eddie Presland

Trevor Dawkins

Liverpool

West Bromwich Albion

27 February 1965

19 April 1965

Upton Park

The Hawthorns

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

24 September 1966

27 December 1966

11 February 1967

18 March 1967

18 March 1967

28 April 1967

9 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

19 August 1967

19 August 1967

19 August 1967

29 August 1967

18 November 1967

16 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

26 August 1968

8 October 1968

23 November 1968

19 April 1969

21 April 1969

30 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

25 August 1969

10 January 1970

21 March 1970

21 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

3 October 1970

17 October 1970

17 October 1970

31 October 1970

24 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

25 September 1971

30 October 1971

29 February 1972

21 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

12 August 1972

10 February 1973

10 March 1973

The Hawthorns

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

27 August 1973

6 October 1973

24 November 1973

1 December 1973

8 December 1973

22 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

Player Debuts : Ted Fenton Player Debuts : John Lyall

25 August 1974:

John Lyall Appointed (Team Manager)

Ron Greenwood (General Manager)