John Cockerill (footballer)
|Date of birth||12 July 1961|
|Place of birth||Cleethorpes, England|
|1994||Grimsby Town (caretaker)|
|1996||Grimsby Town (caretaker)|
|2000||Grimsby Town (caretaker)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
John Cockerill (born 12 July 1961) is an English former professional football player and manager. He is the son of Ron and brother of Glenn Cockerill, both also professional footballers. The end of his career came with a broken leg in 1991 against Bristol City; despite trying to regain full fitness, Cockerill never played another game.
After two abortive attempts at Lincoln City, Cockerill had a spell in the RAF and as a lorry driver, whilst continuing to play non-league football. In 1988, he was signed by Grimsby from Stafford Rangers for £21,500.
Cockerill has been caretaker manager of Grimsby on three separate occasions, stepping up from assistant manager, but left the club after missing out on the top job for a third time. In addition to these roles he was also at various times Football in the Community Coach, Youth Coach and Reserve Team Manager.