|Full name||Arthur J. Shallcross|
|Date of birth||1876|
|Place of birth||Leek, England|
|Date of death||1950 (aged 73–74)|
|Place of death||Stoke-on-Trent, England|
Shallcross played for his native Leek before becoming a Football League referee in 1895. He was appointed secretary-manager of Stoke in February 1919, in time for Stoke's first season back in the league since 1908. A steady season of mid-table followed in 1919–20 but Shallcross then angered the supporters with the seemingly unnecessary sale of Charlie Parker to Sunderland, but he did bring in Bob McGrory who would have a long career at the Victoria Ground.
After almost being relegated in 1920–21 Stoke finished 2nd in 1921–22 to gain a return to the First Division. Key to Stoke's success was the early season signing of the Broad brothers Tommy and Jimmy with the later scoring 27 goals. However any hope that it be the start of a sustained spell in the top-flight was quickly dashed as Stoke struggled all through the 1922–23 season and with relegation looming Shallcross was sacked in March 1923.
|Stoke||1 February 1919||31 March 1923||161||59||23||69||36.65|
- Stoke City managers at stokecityfc.com