Rewind to 1996

Coppell lasts 33 days at Man City

November 8, 2012
By Jon Carter
On October 7 1996, Steve Coppell was confirmed as manager of First Division Manchester City, ending the club's 42-day search for a successor to Alan Ball. However, he lasted just 33 days before quitting because of stress on November 8.

The early stages of Steve Coppell's playing career hinted that his passion for football could veer to extremes of both joy and sadness. Rejected by Liverpool as a youngster for being too small [he stood just 4' 11'' at the time], he "cried all the way home," ...

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