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John Rudge

Personal information
Full nameJohn Robert Rudge
Date of birth21 October 1944(age 72)
Place of birthWolverhampton, England
Playing positionForward

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John Robert Rudge (born 21 October 1944) is an English former football player and football manager. He is currently working as the director of football at Stoke City.

His playing career saw him start with Huddersfield Town, but find regular football with Carlisle United in 1966. In 1969 he joined Torquay United, before moving on to Bristol Rovers three years later. He ended his career in 1977, after a three years spell with Bournemouth.

He managed Port Vale for a sixteen year period between 1983 to 1999, easily the longest spell in the club's history. He masterminded some of the club's most successful ever campaigns, but was sacked in January 1999. Following this he was made director of football at their rivals Stoke City.


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