Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

Obituary

23 March 2016


Sheffield Wednesday are saddened to learn of the passing of the club’s former coach Jack Mansell.

Jack died over the weekend aged 88.

Vic Buckingham – Wednesday’s manager from 1961 to 1964 - recruited the Manchester product as his coach/chief scout in August 1962. 

In his two seasons at Hillsborough, Jack helped the Owls to twin top-six finishes in the old First Division, growing a reputation as a coveted coach on the training ground.

He left S6 soon after Buckingham departed in April 1964, taking the top job at Netherlands side Telstar.

He returned to these shores in June 1965 to manage Rotherham and led the Millers to a highly impressive seventh place in the equivalent of today’s Championship.

Jack moved on to take charge of Reading, where he spent three years in the hot seat before he left for Greek outfit Heracles and then Turkish giants Galatasaray. 

National posts with Bahrain and Israel followed a brief spell with QPR and Jack finally bowed out of management after taking the reins at Israeli side Maccabi Haifa between 1982 and 1983.

Jack is survived by his wife Moira and sons Nicky and Stephen, to whom we extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.

Advertisement block