Knighton (1884-1959) was assistant manager at Man City and Huddersfield before the first World War. In 1919 he became manager of Arsenal, a post he held until 1925 when the club replaced him with Herbert Chapman. Knighton was involved in one of the first doping scandals when he made his players take "little silver pills" before a 1925 FA Cup tie. After leaving the Gunners he went on to manage Bournemouth (1925-28), Birmingham (1928-33), Chelsea (1933-39), and Shrewsbury Town (1945-48).
8vo. 176pp. Portrait frontis (of the author), 7 further plates. Original cloth, lacking dust-wrapper. Boards lightly rubbed but generally in very good condition. Rare.
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