Frank Clark (footballer)
|Date of birth||9 September 1943|
|Place of birth||Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear, England|
|Playing position||Full back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Frank Clark (born 9 September 1943) is an English former footballer and manager, and former chairman of Nottingham Forest. Clark played in over 400 games for Newcastle United before moving to Nottingham Forest where he won the European Cup.
After retiring as a player, he managed Leyton Orient for nine years (followed by a two-year spell as the club's managing director) and then returned to Nottingham Forest as manager between 1993 and 1996. He then managed Manchester City for just over a year.
He was born in Consett, County Durham. He started at Crook Town, playing as a full-back. Whilst with Crook he won three England Youth International caps and played once for England Amateurs and was a member of their FA Amateur Cup winning team in 1962. He started his professional career at Newcastle United, and played a total of 464 games for them between 1962 and 1975. He then joined Nottingham Forest, where he was part of Forest's 1978 Championship-winning squad, and he played for them in the 1979 European Cup Final, where they beat Malmo FF.
After his playing career he was Assistant Manager of Sunderland from 1979 to 1982 and then became manager of Leyton Orient, later becoming Managing Director of the Brisbane Road club. In 1993 he was appointed as Nottingham Forest manager, as a replacement for the retiring Brian Clough.
Forest had just been relegated to Division One when Clark took over, but he took them back to the Premiership after achieving automatic promotion in second place. The club made an impressive top flight comeback by finishing third in the league and qualifying for the UEFA Cup.
He was also Premier League Manager of the Month for September 1994, as Forest's fine start to the season saw them in the heat of a title challenge and hopes were high that Clark could take them to the rare distinction of top division title glory a season after promotion - just as his predecessor had done 17 years earlier. Forest reached the UEFA Cup quarter finals in 1996 under Clark.
In December 1996, with Forest struggling in the league, Clark expressed his concern with the boardroom crisis at the club, with rival parties attempting to buy the club. His earlier success with the club had led to him being linked to the England job.
Nottingham Forest chairman
Clark was sacked from his role as club ambassador on 17 January 2013. 
- Nottingham Forest
Anglo-Scottish Cup 1976-77
Football League Cup 1977-78
Football League Championship 1977-78
Football League Cup 1978-79
FA Amateur Cup 1961-62
- Nottingham Forest
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- Frank Clark managerial statistics at soccerbase.com