Craggs served as assistant manager to Alan Mullery at Brighton and Hove Albion, as the Seagulls climbed from Division Three to Division One. He followed Mullery to Charlton Athletic in 1981, and took over the manager's job after Mullery left a year later. Despite their previously close relationship, the two men would never work together in football again.
Craggs was in charge when Charlton signed Danish international and former European Footballer of the Year, Allan Simonsen, although he also oversaw the sale of Paul Walsh, Viggo Jacobsen and Steve Harrison. He won his first game in charge 2-1 at Leicester City, but managed just four more wins in the opening 15 games of the season. After a 5-1 home defeat to Rotherham United he was told his job was safe by chairman Mark Hulyer, but was sacked two days later.
- Ken Craggs profile at www.cafc.co.uk
- Craggs quits Albion article from Brighton newspaper The Argus
- Ken Craggs managerial statistics at soccerbase.com
Ken Craggs is now a youth scout for Hull City F.C.