Friday 26 June 2020

Theo Foley

I am sorry to report the death of former Charlton manager Theo Foley at the age of 83.

Foley was initially appointed Charlton manager in April 1970 (he had been assistant manager) and was given a two year contract in July of that year.    He was sacked on 23rd April 1974.

He was given the job of managing a club short of cash and told to get on with it.  He had a great eye for talent, signing Killer, Mike Flanagan, Colin Powell and Arthur Horsfield for just £29,000 who were sold on for a total of £1.1m.

Appointed originally as a player/chief coach, he played six matches for the Addicks.

In 2018 he published Theo, Give Us a Ball: A Life in Football, written with his son.  It is currently out of stock on Amazon..

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