Paul Heckingbottom

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Paul Heckingbottom

Post by Darlopj » Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:27 pm

Caretaker manager of Sheffield United.

Is he the first ex darlo player to manage in the Premier League?

There could be somebody obvious but as I'm on to the second bottle of wine and can't be arsed to check, I don't know.

I also think he's got the most Lancashire/Yorkshire surname in the world.

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Re: Paul Heckingbottom

Post by Old Git » Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:32 pm

Brian Little as a former manager

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Re: Paul Heckingbottom

Post by Old Git » Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:54 pm

Ken Furphy managed Sheffield Utd in the old 1st Division in the 1970s before the Premiership era. He was a Darlo stalwart of the 1950s and 1960s. Can’t think of anyone else since who played for us and went on to manage at the highest level.

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Re: Paul Heckingbottom

Post by quaker4life » Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:18 am

If I recall rightly Brian Laws had a brief spell with us as a player, later managed Burnley in the Premier League in 2009/10.
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Re: Paul Heckingbottom

Post by Old Git » Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:10 am

quaker4life wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:18 am
If I recall rightly Brian Laws had a brief spell with us as a player, later managed Burnley in the Premier League in 2009/10.
Good shout.

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Re: Paul Heckingbottom

Post by real_darlo_85 » Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:32 am

Ricky Sbragia had a brief loan spell with us at the back end of his playing career and managed Sunderland in the Premier League 08/09 season after Roy Keane resigned. He was better known for building a reputation in charge of Man Utds reserve team late 90/00s.
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Re: Paul Heckingbottom

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:50 pm

Paul didn't get off to the best of starts today, as they got hammered 5-0.

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Re: Paul Heckingbottom

Post by jjljks » Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:09 am

Getting close to the classic pub quiz question:-
Which team won the FA Cup but were relegated in the same season?

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Re: Paul Heckingbottom

Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:34 am

Was it Wigan?

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