James West (football manager)

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James West
Personal information
Place of birth England
Teams managed
Years Team
1897–1900 Lincoln City
1900–1902 Newton Heath
1902–1903 Manchester United

James West was the second full-time secretary and de facto manager of football club Newton Heath, the precursor to Manchester United; the term "manager" was not in common usage at the club until the arrival of Jack Robson in 1914.[1]) West oversaw Newton Heath's financial collapse and near bankruptcy, followed by the club's rebirth as Manchester United on 28 April 1902.[2]


  • Tyrrell, Tom; Meek, David (1992) [1988], Manchester United: The Official History (2 ed.), Hamlyn, ISBN 0-600-57692-2