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Eddie Presland

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Norwich Career: 2012- (Scout)
Current Club: Norwich City (Scout)
Date of Birth: 27/03/1943 (Loughton)
Nationality: English


Former West Ham midfielder Eddie Presland joined Ewen Chester's scouting team in the summer of 2012. He will look after the South East of England

Presland started as a junior for West Ham United before signing as a professional in October 1960. He did not make his debut until 27th February 1965 in a 2–1 home win against Liverpool in which he scored his only goal for West Ham. He made only six appearances for West Ham before moving to Crystal Palace in 1967. He had a spell on-loan with Colchester United signing on 11th October 1969. He made his Colchester United debut on the same day in a 2–1 home win against Bradford Park Avenue. He made only six appearances for Colchester in all competitions, his last being in November 1969. After leaving Crystal Palace he played for Chelmsford City, Jewish Guild in South Africa and Wealdstone (where he became player-manager)

He subsequently managed Dulwich Hamlet, Hendon, Gravesend and Northfleet, again with Dulwich Hamlet before moving to Dagenham as a coach. In 1980 he became their manager and led them to their victory in the 1980 FA Trophy Final with Dagenham beating Mossley 2–1 at Wembley. He was sacked almost immediately after the victory, left football before returning in the 1990s as a scout for Ipswich Town. He was also chief scout for Tottenham

He also played 30 first class cricket matches for Essex

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