Dave Stringer

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Dave Stringer
Personal information
Full name David Stringer
Date of birth (1944-10-15) 15 October 1944 (age 74)
Place of birth Great Yarmouth, England
Playing position Central Defender
Youth career
Gorleston
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1976 Norwich City 419 (18)
1976–1980 Cambridge United 157 (1)
Teams managed
1987–1992 Norwich City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

David Stringer (born 15 October 1944 in Great Yarmouth) is an English former footballer and manager of Norwich City.

As a player, he won the fans' vote to be Norwich City player of the year in 1972, the same year that they won promotion to the First Division for the first time, as Second Division champions, and made a total of 499 appearances for the club. He ended his playing career with Cambridge United before returning to Norwich city to coach the youth team, winning the FA Youth Cup in 1984. He went on to manage the reserve team and was appointed first team manager in December 1987 following the sacking of Ken Brown.

He saved Norwich from relegation that season, and in his first full season (1988-89) Norwich emerged as unlikely contenders for the double of the league title and FA Cup, eventually finishing fourth in the league and reaching the semi-finals of the FA Cup. Norwich reached another FA Cup semi-final in 1992, but narrowly avoided relegation that season and Stringer resigned.

Despite overseeing one of the most successful spells in Norwich's history, Stringer never held a managerial position afterwards, although he later returned to Carrow Road as a member of the club's coaching staff.[1]

References

  1. ^ [1]

External links

  • Dave Stringer management career statistics at Soccerbase
  • Career information at ex-canaries.co.uk
  • [2]
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