Arthur Mann

Arthur Mann Defender (82-83, 83-86) Signed from Mansfield Town. Began his career with Hearts but in 1969 was transferred to Manchester City for 65,000, then a record for a Scottish defender coming across the border. Following a three and a half year stay at Maine Road was transferred to Notts County for 15,000 where he stayed for seven seasons making over 240 appearances. Then he moved to Shrewsbury Town for 30,000 but left after only four months to join Mansfield Town in 1979 in a 36,000 deal. After one season with the Pilgrims when he was voted "Player of the Year" he left to join up with his former Notts County teammate Don Masson at Kettering Town, but returned to York Street after only three months with the Poppies. He took over as manager at end of 83/84 and led the Pilgrims to the FA Trophy Final at Wembley in 1985. After leaving the Pilgrims he played for Telford United, then joined up with Alan Buckley as assistant manager at Grimsby and later West Bromwich Albion. Born 23/1/1948 in Falkirk. He died in February 1999, following an industrial accident.

 

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