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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

CAUSE OF DEATH: Former Wolves FC manager, Sammy Chung, has been confirmed dead

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Former Wolves FC manager, Sammy Chung, has been confirmed dead. 

According to the statement released by Wolves FC, Sammy Chung died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 90.

Wolves FC wrote: 

"Born to an English mother and Chinese father, he became the second Anglo-Chinese professional footballer in the country when he started his career with Abingdon Town and then Headington United in between 1950 and 1953.

Capable of playing wing-half or centre forward, a move to Reading followed for Chung, and once he’d completed national service, signed professionally for the first time, before going on to score 13 goals for the Royals and earning a move to Norwich City.

However, it’s at Watford where Chung’s playing career was best known. He played 242 times for the Hornets across the third and fourth tiers of the English game and scored 24 times.

With his FA badges complete, Chung stepped into coaching at Ipswich Town under his former boss at Watford Bill McGarry, and once he moved to Molineux, Chung followed as assistant.

The duo guided Wolves to 1974 League Cup glory with victory over Manchester City and the final of the UEFA Cup – the club’s only appearance in a major European final to date.

Then, following relegation, McGarry left and Chung took over, going on to oversee 41 victories in his 107 Wolves matches.

Chung guided Wolves instantly back into the top tier by claiming the 1977 Second Division title and kept the club up the following season, before departing in November 1978.

Roles in the game followed his departure in 1978, including the managerial jobs at Tamworth and Doncaster Rovers, coaching in UAE and serving as a director of football in Barbados.

"On Sunday, Chung passed away peacefully in his sleep, following a long illness. The thoughts of everyone at Wolves are with Sammy’s family and friends at this sad time."

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