Terry Dolan
TERRY
DOLAN

Terry Dolan replaced Neil Thompson in February 2000, returning to League management two-and-a-half years after leaving Hull, where he was manager for six seasons.

A Yorkshireman from Bradford, he was born in 1950 and began as an amateur at Bradford City, turning professional with Bradford Park Avenue in April 1969, moving to Huddersfield when Bradford dropped out of the League.

A tall, commanding midfielder with an ability to score from free kicks and penalties, he suffered at Huddersfield, who dropped from the First to Fourth Divisions during his time there.

He returned to Bradford City in August 1976, then moved on to Rochdale before joining non-league Thackley. He turned to coaching with Harrogate Town, as player-coach in 1981, and then returned once again to Bradford City as youth team coach in January 1985.

Later he moved up to first team coach and was appointed manager in January 1987 and steered the club clear of relegation with seven wins from the final 10 games.

The 1987-88 season ended with City losing to Middlesbrough in the play-offs for promotion to Division One.

He was replaced at Bradford by Terry Yorath but joined Rochdale in March 1989, leading Rochdale to the fifth round of the FA Cup in 1990 where they lost to eventual runners-up Crystal Palace.

In early 1991, he left Rochdale, accepting the offer to manage Hull City, where he stayed for six years, leaving in 1997 after the club were relegated to Division Three.

He was given the chance to return to management by York City but he has struggled to lift The Minstermen from the bottom end of Division Three.

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    • York City:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League Two, (2002-08-01)
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