Sammy Chung

Sammy Chung

Cyril "Sammy" Chung (born 16 July 1932 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire) is an English former football player and manager. His father was Chinese and his mother English.

Playing career

Chung was a utility player who began his career as a part-time center forward with Headington United near Oxford, he later joined Reading but didn't sign professional forms until he had completed his national service. He later turned professional and converted to a wing half. He played for Reading, Norwich City and most notably Watford, where he made over 200 appearances between 1957 and 1965.

Managerial career

Chung gained some experience of coaching at Watford and was appointed by Bill McGarry as coach at Ipswich Town where they gained promotion to the First Division in 1968 before McGarry. Following a period of coaching in Sweden, he returned to join Bill McGarry at Wolverhampton Wanderers as his assistant. Following McGarry's departure, Chung was appointed manager of Wolves in 1976, a post he held for two years, and won promotion to the top flight in his first season.

Later he became assistant manager of Stoke City and was appointed manager of Doncaster Rovers in 1994, a post he held for two years. In 1999 he was appointed director of football in Barbados.

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