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Ron Suart (1920-2015)

26 March 2015

Former Player and Manager Passes Away

Former Blackpool player and manager Ron Suart sadly passed away on Wednesday at the age of 94.

Suart, a defender who started his professional career with Blackpool, made 112 appearances in tangerine and later returned to manage the club in 1958.

By doing so, he became the first ex-Blackpool player to be named manager at Bloomfield Road, replacing Joe Smith.

He spent almost nine years in the dugout and gave debuts to the likes of Alan Ball and Emlyn Hughes.

Suart resigned from the club in January 1967 and later went on to briefly manage Chelsea, having previously been assistant manager at Stamford Bridge.

To this day, he remains Blackpool's second-longest serving manager.

Blackpool FC would like to pass on its condolences to Ron's family and friends at this sad time.

 


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