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Maurice Setters

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Full nameMaurice Edgar Setters
Playing positionWing half

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Maurice Edgar Setters (born 16 December 1936 in Honiton, Devon) is an English former football player and manager. As player, he made more than 400 appearances in the Football League representing Exeter City, West Bromwich Albion, Manchester United, Stoke City, Coventry City and Charlton Athletic, and in the United Soccer Association with the Cleveland Stokers (Stoke City under another name). His favoured position was wing half. As manager, he took charge of Doncaster Rovers and (briefly) Sheffield Wednesday, and spent several years as assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland.

Setters started his career with Exeter City and West Bromwich Albion. Setters was included in England's 1958 FIFA World Cup squad as a reserve player, but did not travel to the tournament or play in any matches. In 1960, he was transferred to Manchester United for a fee of £30,000. He would help United win the 1963 FA Cup. Setters left the club in 1964 for Stoke City after scoring 14 goals in 193 appearances. he joined Coventry City in November 1967 and played 50 times for the Sky Blues before moving on in 1970.

Setters spent three and half years as Doncaster Rovers manager in the early 1970s before becoming Jack Charlton's assistant at Sheffield Wednesday in 1977. When Charlton resigned on 27 May 1983, Setters stayed on as caretaker manager for four weeks, although the club played no matches during this period. He later linked up with Jack Charlton again from 1986 to 1995 as assistant manager with the Republic of Ireland senior squad.

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