Duncan Russell

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Duncan Russell
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Personal information
Full name Duncan Russell
Date of birth (1958-03-12)12 March 1958
Place of birth London, England
Date of death 18 August 2017(2017-08-18) (aged 59)[1]
Place of death Derby, Derbyshire, England
Teams managed
Years Team
2010 Mansfield Town (caretaker)
2010–2011 Mansfield Town
2013 Hucknall Town

Duncan Russell (12 March 1958 – 18 August 2017) was an English football manager who was in charge of Conference National side Mansfield Town and Hucknall Town.



Russell began his coaching career at Derby County and subsequently joined Walsall where he enjoyed promotion to the old Division One in 2001. Promotions were also gained at Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2003 and at MK Dons when they also completed the double by claiming the Football League Trophy in 2008. He followed Paul Ince to Blackburn Rovers soon after and has coached some of England's top players in recent times including Matthew Le Tissier and Paul Gascoigne.


In May 2010 Russell joined Mansfield Town as assistant manager to David Holdsworth. Following Holdsworth's sacking in November of that year, Russell was placed as caretaker manager, before taking control of the team on a permanent basis.[2] Russell's contract was not renewed at the end of the 2010/11 season and he subsequently left Field Mill.Duncan’s final game as Mansfield Town manager came at Wembley Stadium in the FA Trophy Final on 7 May 2011 which Mansfield lost extremely late in extra time to Darlington 1-0.[3]

On 30 May 2013 he was appointed manager of Hucknall Town, although less than six weeks later he left the club as he was not prepared to drop two leagues.


Duncan died on 18 August 2017 age 59 in a Derby Hospice after a short battle with cancer.[4]


Managerial stats

Competitive matches only - Correct as of 17 July 2013
Team Nat From To Record
Mansfield Town (caretaker) England 19 November 2010 21 December 2010 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 066.7
Mansfield Town England 21 December 2010 12 May 2011 15 6 5 4 31 29 +2 040.0
Hucknall Town England 30 May 2013 17 July 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
Total 18 8 6 4 40 32 +8 044.4


  1. ^ "Duncan Russell: Former Mansfield Town boss dies aged 59". BBC. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Mansfield Town name Duncan Russell as manager". BBC Sport. 21 December 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Mansfield Town let manager Duncan Russell leave". BBC Sport. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  4. ^ Former Stags boss Russell dies


External links

  • Duncan Russell management career statistics at Soccerbase
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