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Remembered Fondly

25 September 2012

Four years after his passing, everyone at Meadow Lane remembers fondly our greatest ever manager.

Four years after his passing, everyone at Meadow Lane remembers fondly our greatest ever manager.
 
Born in Glasgow in February 1922, Jimmy Sirrel was a right winger with Celtic, Bradford Park Avenue and Brighton, before moving on to Aldershot, where he began his coaching career.
 
He arrived at Meadow Lane in November 1969, after a spell as manager of Brentford. Within three years he had guided Notts to two promotions and they were regularly playing in front of crowds of more than 15,000.
 
He went off to manage Sheffield United for a year but returned to complete the job of taking us into the top flight - and keeping us there for the next three years.

He is widely known as the greatest ever manager of the Magpies as he took the club from the fourth to the first division. 
 
Jimmy remained at the heart of all things Notts County and he regularly attended matches at Meadow Lane.
 
Supporters are now aiming to build a statue at Meadow Lane for the Scot and his able assistant Jack Wheeler. You can find out further information by visiting: http://www.jimmyandjackstatuefund.co.uk/

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