21 May 2021

ERIC WINSTANLEY: NOVEMBER 1944 – MAY 2021

The LMA is deeply saddened by the passing of Eric Winstanley, former caretaker manager of Barnsley FC, who has died at the age of 76.

Having played more than 450 games for the club across more than a decade, Eric spent more than 20 years on Barnsley’s coaching staff, taking caretaker charge on two occasions. He famously played a key role assisting Danny Wilson in leading the 1996/97 squad to the Premier League for the first time in the club's history.

The thoughts of everyone at the LMA are with Eric's friends and family at this very sad time.