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RON SUART (1920-2015)

26 March 2015

Former player-manager passes away.

Wigan Athletic Football Club would like to pass on its condolences to the family of Ron Suart at this sad time, after the former player-manager passed away on Wednesday, aged 94.

Suart, Latics' sixth manager after their formation in 1932, joined the club in 1955 as player-manager in the Lancashire Combination, leading his side to a sixth placed finish and winning the Lancashire Junior Cup.

In the 1955-56 season, Suart made 23 league appearances for Latics, before joining Scunthorpe United as manager.

He continued to have a highly successful career, managing Blackpool, before taking up various roles with Chelsea for over 16 years, including first team manager in 1974-75.

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