For other people of the same name, see Bill Green
William "Bill" Green (born 22 December 1950 in Newcastle upon Tyne) is an English former professional football player and manager.
He joined Hartlepool United from school and made his league debut for them against Newport County in September 1969. He joined Carlisle United in July 1973 for £15,000, and then signing for West Ham United in June 1976 for £75,000. He later went on to play for Peterborough United, Chesterfield and Doncaster Rovers as a centre-half. He also managed Scunthorpe United from 1991 to 1993, with a record of played 101, won 43, lost 32, drawn 26. He lost his job after an expected promotion push in 1993 never happened. In 2002, he took caretaker charge of Sheffield Wednesday for one game, which he lost. He was the chief European Scout at Wigan Athletic and worked in a similar role at Derby County, alongside former Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough before being sacked in March 2009.
He was the European Scout at Bolton Wanderers in the 2009-10 season and worked alongside Head of Recruitment Cliff Roberts and chief scout Colin Harvey as part of Owen Coyle's scouting team at the Reebok Stadium before moving onto Southampton.
In November 2010, and after just six months with the Saints he was one of two new arrivals at Leicester City as part of Sven-Göran Eriksson new look staff at the Walkers Stadium.
Green's son Paul, born May 1976 in Carlisle, was also a footballer who signed YTS forms with Scunthorpe in 1992. He moved on to Rotherham United half way through his first year and earned a professional contract with The Millers for 1994–95. After being released without making a competitive first team appearance, Paul joined his dad at Buxton (1995–97), then played for Bradford Park Avenue (1997–98) and Belper Town (1998–2001). After nine months out with an anterior cruciate ligament injury, Paul had short spells with Stocksbridge Park Steels and Mickleover Sports before retiring. In addition to carrying out scouting assignments for his father's professional clubs, Paul became the assistant manager and secretary of Doncaster Rovers Belles.