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