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Gordon Lee (footballer)

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Full nameGordon Francis Lee
Date of birth13 July 1934(age 82)
Place of birthCannock, England
Playing positionRight-back

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Gordon Francis Lee (born 13 July 1934 in Cannock, Staffordshire) is a former English footballer and football manager.

A right-back during his playing days, he moved from Hednesford Town to Aston Villa in 1955. He spent the next eleven years with the Villans, winning a Second Division championship medal in 1959 60, a League Cup winners medal in 1961, as well as a League Cup runners-up medal in 1963. He then moved on to Shrewsbury Town in 1966, where he made the shift from player to coach.

He began his management career with Port Vale in 1968, leading them to promotion out of the Fourth Division in 1969 70. Switching to Blackburn Rovers in January 1974, he took them to the Third Division title in 1974 75. This won him the top job at Newcastle United, and in 1976 he led Newcastle to the Football League Cup final. He took up the reigns at Everton in 1977, and also took them to the League Cup Final later in the year. After losing his job at Everton in 1981, he was appointed manager of Preston North End, before he departed two years later. In 1985 he moved to Iceland to manage KR Reykjavik, before he left the club in 1987. Returning to England behind the scenes at Leicester City, he spent a brief period of 1991 as the club's caretaker-manager.


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