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Mel Machin

Personal information
Full nameMelvyn Machin
Date of birth16 April 1945(age 71)
Place of birthNewcastle-under-Lyme, England
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubBournemouth (Board Member)

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Melvyn "Mel" Machin (born 16 April 1945 in Newcastle-under-Lyme) is an English former footballer and manager.

A midfielder, he started his career at Port Vale in 1962, before he moved on to Gillingham four years later. He made his name at the club from 1966 to 1971, before he transferred to Bournemouth for a three year spell. In 1974 he signed with Norwich City, also playing on loan at American club Seattle Sounders, before he retired in 1978 he was later voted into Norwich City's Hall of Fame in 2002.

Appointed manager of Manchester City in 1987, he won them promotion out of the Second Division in 1988 89, before he left to take up the reigns at Barnsley. In 1993 he was appointed manager at Bournemouth, where he would remain for the next seven years, managing them to a Football League Trophy final in 1998. He later served Bournemouth as Director of football between 2000 and 2002, before briefly managing Huddersfield Town in 2003.

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