Jim Knowles (football manager)

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Jim Knowles
Personal information
Full name Jim Knowles
Teams managed
Years Team
1936-1939 Tranmere Rovers

Jim Knowles was a football manager. He managed Tranmere Rovers from 1936-1939.

Management career[edit]

Former film extra[1] Knowles became secretary and manager of Tranmere Rovers in 1936.[2] He masterminded Rovers’ triumphant championship season in 1937-38, when five points from their three final games clinched promotion from Division Three North to a first ever season in Division Two. It is still Rovers' sole championship in the Football League. However, they were relegated the next season having won just six of 42 matches – the all time worst record of any team in Division Two.[1]

Knowles left the club in 1939, at the start of World War II.


  1. ^ a b "History". TheCowsheds.co.uk. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tranmere Rovers Managers Since 1912". Tranmere Rovers official website. 12 May 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 

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