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JOHN MCSEVENEY | 1931 - 2020

14 December 2020

Barnsley Football Club is saddened to learn of the recent passing of former manager John McSeveney.

It is with great sadness that we today announce the death of former Barnsley boss John McSeveney, at the age of 89.

A proud Scot from North Lanarkshire, he had a fine playing career representing Hamilton, Sunderland, Cardiff City, Newport County and Hull City as a flying winger. 

He'd moved into coaching with the Tigers and in 1971, the Reds appointed him as manager, replacing Johnny Steele who had stepped down. 

The Reds struggled for goals all season and it ultimately cost them, relegated to the fourth tier on goal average. John would leave the club the following season.

Successful spells in the backroom teams at Rotherham United and Sheffield United followed. 

All of our thoughts as a club are with John's friends and family at this difficult time. 

Just 18 months ago, McSeveney sat down with Reds in the Community to discuss his time at Oakwell, and you can enjoy his memories in the video below.


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