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John Sillett

Personal information
Full nameJohn Charles Sillett
Date of birth20 July 1936(age 80)
Place of birthSouthampton, England
Playing positionFull back

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John Charles Sillett (born 20 July 1936 in Southampton) is a former football player and manager.

His father Charlie Sillett was a footballer (playing at full-back) with Southampton between 1931 and 1938. He is the younger brother of Peter Sillett, also a footballer.

Sillett played for Chelsea, Coventry City and Plymouth Argyle. He won the Championship with Chelsea in 1955, playing alongside his brother. Between 1954 and 1956 he did his National Service in the RAMC at the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, London.

He was manager of Coventry City from 1986 until 1990. He managed the Sky Blues to their finest moment on 16 May 1987, when they unexpectedly beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 in the FA Cup final at Wembley. It was the club's first appearance in an FA Cup final.

John is a larger than life character, well known in the footballing world. He played a large part in the history of both Hereford United and Coventry City, helping both teams to historic wins.

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