Armfield turned down the Everton Job

Monday, 22 January, 2018 0comments  |  Jump to last

Jimmy Armfield was offered the Everton manager's job by Sir John Moores in 1973.

In a wonderful memorial to Jimmy Armfield, who died today aged 82, the iconic footballing figure revealed to Mark Pugach on BBC Radio 5Live how he was offered the Everton manager's job in 1973.

The offer came after Armfield had been manager at Bolton Wanderers for less than 2 years, but Armfield told the Everton Chairman, Sir John Moores, after thinking about it overnight, that he didn't think he was ready for the Goodison Park hotseat.

He would go on to take over from Brian Clough at Leeds United after the controversial figure departed just 44 days into the job at Elland Road.

» Read the full article at BBC Radio 5Live Football Daily

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