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Frank Brettell - Manager of Portsmouth F.C. August 1898 to May 1901

 Manager of Portsmouth Football Club August 1898–May 1901

Manager from August 1898 to May 1901

In 1875 Brettell became player-secretary-manager of Liverpool side St. Domingo, later being one of the founder members Everton, initially as a player (playing primarily at full-back) but later becoming assistant secretary and then secretary. He also worked as a reporter for the Liverpool Mercury.

He joined Bolton Wanderers as secretary in 1896 before becoming the first (secretary-)manager of Tottenham Hotspur in February 1897. He signed a number of players from Bolton, but left to become Portsmouth's first manager in May 1898. He again signed a number of players from the North of England and led Portsmouth the 2nd place in their first ever season in the Southern League. He left Portsmouth in June 1901.

In 1903 Brettell became the first manager of Plymouth Argyle, leaving 1905 

Career statistics

Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Bolton Wanderers England 1 August 1896 14 March 1898 68 26 13 29 38.24
Tottenham Hotspur England 14 March 1898 17 February 1899 63 37 12 14 58.73
Portsmouth England 1 August 1899 31 May 1901 88 56 9 23 63.64
Plymouth Argyle England 1 August 1903 31 May 1905 115 57 27 31 49.57
Total 246 120 52 74 48.78

 

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