Tue 30 Aug 2022 - 7:59PM
We were very sorry to hear today that former manager Sammy Chung had passed away. It wasn't too long ago that we were wishing him a happy 90th birthday.
Sammy was manager of the Lambs from January 1992 to January 1993. He was in charge for 54 games and his win rate was 44.4%. Although the Lambs didn;t win any trophies under his tenure, he was named Beazer Homes League Manager of the Month in January 1993. It was quite a surprise when he was appointed as he was a high profile name for the club, having made his name as manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers. He had a playing career that took him to Reading and Norwich City before he moved to Watford in 1957, and it was there he became well known, featuring 242 times for the Hornets in the third and fourth divisions, scoring 24 times.
He moved to Wolves as Assistant Manager to Bill McGarry. They won the League Cup over Manchester City in 1974 and the final of the UEFA Cup, which is still the Wolves only appearance in a major European final. Sammy took over when McGarry was sacked following Wolves relegation and he guided Wolves instantly back to the top tier with the 1977 Second Division title, before keeping the club up the following season and then departing in November 1978.
We will remember Sammy at our FA Cup tie against Boldmere St Michaels on Saturday with a 1 minute applause.
We send our love and prayers to his family at their sad loss. RIP Sammy.