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Brian Horton

Personal information
Full nameBrian Horton
Date of birth4 February 1949(age 67)
Place of birthHednesford, England
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubPreston North End

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Brian Horton (born 4 February 1949 in Hednesford, Staffordshire) is an English former footballer and manager, and has been assistant manager at Preston North End since 6 January 2011.

Horton played for Hednesford Town, Port Vale, Brighton & Hove Albion, Luton Town and Hull City as a midfielder. His most significant spells were with Port Vale and Brighton from 1970 to 1981, making over 200 appearances over the course of around five seasons with each club. He also made over 100 appearances for Luton between 1981 and 1984.

He was even more prolific as a manager, taking the reins at Hull City, Oxford United, Manchester City, Huddersfield Town, Brighton & Hove Albion, Port Vale and Macclesfield Town. His longest spells were at Hull and Vale, where he had previously found success as a player. At all seven clubs he boasted a win ratio of more than 30%. Horton is one of the few managers in English football to have taken charge of teams in more than a thousand games.

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