17 Apr 2020


The LMA is deeply saddened by the passing of former Barnsley, Rotherham and Bradford City manager Norman Hunter.

Norman’s 10-year coaching career was underpinned by his outstanding experiences as a footballer, which included a decorated 15-year spell at Leeds United, where he played 726 matches, and squad representation within England’s famous 1966 World Cup winning side. He also played for Bristol City and Barnsley.

Paying tribute to Norman, LMA Chairman and former Leeds United manager Howard Wilkinson said: “As a player, Norman would have been a manager’s dream, he was high performance and low maintenance. A true gentleman, he remained modest despite all of his many achievements. Norman took Leeds to his heart and the supporters loved him for everything he did for the club."

The thoughts of everyone within the LMA are with Norman’s family, friends and all who loved and respected him.