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Duncan Russell (Derby, Walsall, Wolves, M.K. Dons, Mansfield, Hucknall)


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Duncan Russell (Derby, Walsall, Wolves, M.K. Dons, Mansfield, Hucknall) Can't Post or Reply Privately

Duncan Russell died Friday 18th August 2017, aged 59

The former Mansfield Town manager died in a Derby hospice after a short battle with cancer.

Londoner Russell began his coaching career at Derby County and then joined Walsall where he enjoyed promotion to the old Division One in 2001.

Promotions were also gained at Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2003 and at M.K. Dons when they also completed the double by claiming the Football League Trophy in 2008 before he followed Paul Ince to Blackburn.

Russell joined the Stags as assistant manager to David Holdsworth in May 2010 when Mansfield were in the Conference.

Following Holdsworth’s sacking that November, Russell was made caretaker manager, before taking the job on a permanent basis.

However, Russell’s contract was not renewed at the end of the 2010-11 season and he left after Mansfield’s 1-0 F.A. Trophy Final defeat by Darlington on 7th May 2011.

In May 2013 he was appointed manager of Hucknall Town, although he left the club within six weeks.

He had not yet signed a player or picked a team, but was told the club was voluntarily dropping two levels to cut costs and he wanted no part of that.


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