Which former West Ham player managed a Manchester club?
#118501. Asked by nibbles0011. (Oct 31 10 1:54 PM)
Malcolm Allison began his career as a player with Charlton after the Second World War and he spent six years there before moving on to West Ham in 1951. A strong and reliable centre-half, he was a regular in the Hammers team for the next six seasons, before an unfortunate injury cut short his career.
He had fallen ill after a game against Sheffield United in September 1957 and, after being diagnosed with tuberculosis, he had to have a lung removed and never played professionally again.
The most flamboyant manager in Manchester City’s history, Allison was nothing if not a bundle of contradictions and claimed he was always a City fan after listening to the Blues get beaten by Everton in the FA Cup Final of 1933.
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