This Day in History: 2022-12-20

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In April 1961 West Ham United appointed Ron Greenwood as only the fourth manager in its history. After a playing career largely in London with Chelsea, Fulham and Brentford, Greenwood honed his coaching skills as an assistant at Arsenal, and with the England youth and Under-23 sides. At Upton Park his innovative coaching methods, which Trevor Brooking said, «introduced a continental style of play based around possession and keeping the ball,» delivered the FA Cup in 1964 and the European Cup Winners’ Cup a year later, as well as grooming Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters to win the World Cup in 1966.
West Ham chief Greenwood talks tactics with new charges Malcolm Musgrove, Ken Brown, Bobby Moore, John Dick and John Bond.