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Major Frank Buckley

Major Frank Buckley

Clubs played for: Aston Villa, Brighton & Hove Albion, Manchester United, Manchester City, Birmingham City, Derby County, Bradford City, Norwich City (1902- 1920).




Biography: Frank Buckley spent one season at Old Trafford as understudy to Charlie Roberts and left after only making three appearances. He went on to rise to the rank of Major, serving in the Football Battalion during the Great War. Became a legendary manager with Wolves between 1927 and 1944 after cutting his teeth in management with Norwich City and Blackpool. Had worked as a salesman in between his first two jobs, he later had spells in charge of Notts County, Hull City, Leeds United and Walsall. After hanging up his boots, he was a progress section leader for Rolls Royce in Watford before his death in December 2003, aged 82.

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