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Sammy Chapman, Northern Ireland footballer who managed Wolves, passes away at 81

Molineux boss: Sammy Chapman
Molineux boss: Sammy Chapman

By Tim Smith

Former Wolves manager Sammy Chapman has passed away at the age of 81.

The Northern Irishman spent two spells in charge of the club in the 1980s.

A Wolves statement read: "The thoughts of everyone at Wolves are with Sammy's family and friends at this sad time."

A former Portsmouth and Mansfield winger, Chapman was also part of Northern Ireland's 1958 World Cup squad. After retiring he became a scout at Molineux before being promoted to manager, initially as caretaker, at the start of the 1985/86 season.

He was reappointed after Bill McGarry left in November 1985 but could not save Wolves from dropping to Division Four.

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