John Bird (footballer, born 1948)
|Full name||John Charles Bird|
|Date of birth||9 June 1948|
|Place of birth||Doncaster, England|
|1971–1975||Preston North End||166||(9)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
John Charles Bird (born 9 June 1948) is an English former professional footballer and manager.
Bird's transfer from Preston North End to Newcastle United in 1975 prompted the resignation of Preston manager Bobby Charlton. A week later, head coach and caretaker manager Nobby Stiles also resigned, although he returned to the club as manager two years later.
Life after football
After leaving football, Bird pursued his interest in art full-time, becoming a professional painter and gallery curator.
|Hartlepool United||1 November 1986||1 October 1988||94||32||35||27||34.04|
|York City||1 October 1988||23 October 1991||155||46||61||48||29.67|
- "John Bird". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
- "Big Interview – John Bird". Leyland Guardian. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
- "Charlton wanted". The Glasgow Herald. 22 August 1975. p. 24. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
- "Preston want Catterick". The Glasgow Herald. 26 August 1975. p. 22. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
- "John Bird". All About Contemporary Art Gallery.
- John Bird management career statistics at Soccerbase
- 2 paintings by or after John Bird at the Art UK site
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