John Sillett English Football Manger Died At Age 85
English football player and manager, John Sillett age 85 has passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Born July 20, 1936, in Southampton, United Kingdom, John played for Chelsea, Coventry City, and Plymouth Argyle. He won the Championship with Chelsea in 1955, playing alongside his brother Peter Sillett.
Sillett moved into coaching. He was appointed Bristol City youth coach in 1968 under manager Alan Dicks, a former Chelsea and Coventry colleague, and took the team to the FA Youth Cup semi-finals. From 1970 to 1974, Sillett was a first-team coach and played a significant part in the development of the team that got promoted to the top flight in 1976. In June 1974, he was appointed manager of Hereford United.
Sillett joined the Coventry coaching staff in 1979. He left the club in 1984 after a falling-out with manager Bobby Gould but returned in 1985 under Gould’s successor, Don Mackay. Sillett was appointed chief coach alongside George Curtis. They managed two wins and avoided relegation on the final day of the season.
In November 1990, Sillett was sacked as Coventry manager. He received the news via a phone call from chairman John Poynton whilst in bed at home feeling unwell. John cause of death was not made public.
“One of the men that took Coventry City FC to their finest hour in 1987. A true Sky Blue legend. RIP John Sillett.
Reunited with George Curtis & teasing Greavsie already hopefully. “City’s marching on, led by George and John, Sky Blues shooting to win!”
In the tunnel at Wembley prior to kick-off, the first time Coventry City had ever reached the final of a major competition, the teams lined up side by side waiting to go onto the pitch.
Tottenham Hotspur manager turn to Snoz & says “You know that we’ve never lost an FA Cup final?”
Sillett replied, “Neither have we!” Legend!
RIP Snoz. PUSB”