09 Aug 2022

MICK JONES: 1947 – 2022

The LMA is very saddened following the passing of member and former manager Mick Jones, who has died aged 75.

Mick started his playing career as a central defender for Brian Clough’s Derby County. He moved to Notts County in 1969, playing a key role in the club’s promotions in 1971 and 1973. Mick then moved on to Peterborough United and helped the club to the Division Four championship in his first season. He left the club having made a total of 101 appearances.

In 1976, Mick became player-manager at Kettering Town and, after spells managing Mansfield Town and Halifax Town, he returned to manage his former club Peterborough United.

Mick went on to have great success as assistant manager to LMA member Neil Warnock at several clubs, including Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, QPR and Leeds United.

Paying tribute to Mick, Neil said: “It was always a pleasure to work with Mick. He was so trustworthy and dependable throughout our times together.

“Mick was always the sensible one of the two of us. I will miss him very much and I send my condolences to his family.”

LMA Chief Executive Richard Bevan OBE added: “Mick’s contribution to football, as a player, a manager, and particularly as an integral member of many of Neil Warnock’s teams, was outstanding. The thoughts of all at the LMA are with Mick’s family and friends at such a sad time.”