Bill Green (footballer)
|Full name||William Green|
|Date of birth||22 December 1950|
|Place of birth||Newcastle, England|
|Playing position||Central Defender|
|Southampton (Senior Recruitment)|
|1976–78||West Ham United||35||(1)|
|2002||Sheffield Wednesday (caretaker)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born on 22 December 1950 in Newcastle upon Tyne, he attended St Mary's RC Boy's Technical School.
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.
Green's son, Paul (born May 1976 in Carlisle), was also a footballer.