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Manchester United: When Assistant Manager Jimmy Murphy Took Over From Matt Busby In 1958

THE last time Manchester United had an interim manger was after the Munich Air Disaster. United’s Assistant Manager Jimmy Murphy didn’t travel to Belgrade with the team due to his commitments as Welsh national manager – Wales were playing Israel in Cardiff on the same night as Red Star Belgrade were due to play Manchester United match in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

In this picture dated 06/02/1958, he fields telephone inquiries from concerned fans just hours after the disaster.




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Posted: 23rd, April 2014 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0