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RIP Ron Wylie

14 April 2020

West Bromwich Albion are saddened to learn of the death of former manager Ron Wylie.

Ron, who was in charge at The Hawthorns between July 1982 to February 1984, passed away at the age of 86 following a long illness.

He enjoyed a long and distinguished career, first as a player starting at Notts County – where he played alongside Jeff Astle – before featuring for both Birmingham City and Aston Villa.

Ron actually captained Blues in their FA Cup semi-final against the Baggies in our 1968 clash at Villa Park but service to Albion came after retirement from playing when he succeeded Ronnie Allen as manager at The Hawthorns.

Although his team made a bright start to the 1982-83 campaign, Albion fell away after that and Ron was eventually replaced by Johnny Giles.

But Ron, who also held management posts at Coventry and Villa, remained a familiar figure on the West Midlands football circuit as he took on a scouting roles later in his career.

Everyone at The Hawthorns extends their deepest condolences to Ron’s family and friends at this sad time.


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