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Willie McFaul

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Norwich Career: 2008 (Scout)
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Date of Birth: 10/01/1943 (Coleraine, Northern Ireland)
Nationality: Northern Irish


Former Norhern Irish international and onetime Newcastle manager Willie McFaul was recruited by Norwich City manager Glenn Roeder to scout for the Canaries.

Signed from Linfield by Newcastle in 1966 after impressing in a friendly match, goalkeeper McFaul served Newcastle as player, coach, assistant manager and then finally from August 1985 to October 1988 as Newcastle's manager. He won 6 caps for Northern Ireland.

He has since managed clubs in his homeland, including Coleraine, and also the South Pacific nation of Guam.About 1000 of Guam's 155,000 population were playing the beautiful game when Willie arrived. By the time he left that figure had almost doubled to 1800. His legacy includes nine youth soccer clubs in Guam and kids keen on soccer receive coaching from the age of six up to 16.

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