On this day (April 11) in 1974, despite bold statements from new Manchester City Chairman Peter Swales at the time of his appointment, manager Ron Saunders was dismissed after less than five months in the role. In March Saunders’ City had been defeated 2-1 in the League Cup final against Wolves.
Here for subscribers are Peter Swales’ comments (from an interview I did with him shortly before he died) on the dismissal:
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