Former Town Manager passes away
Huddersfield Town is saddened to learn that former Manager Bobby Collins has passed away, aged 82.
Collins, who was born in Govanhill, Scotland, was best known as a hard-working midfielder for the likes of Celtic, Leeds United and Everton among others, but upon hanging up his boots he embarked upon a career in management and subsequently took over as Huddersfield Town boss in June 1974 following the resignation of Ian Greaves; his first job as a Manager.
In his first season, the 1974/75 Division Three campaign, Collins utilised 33 players – at the time a club record high for the number of players used in a single season. Sadly Town were relegated to Division Four for the first time in the Club’s history after finishing bottom of the table.
Collins took charge of Town’s first 25 games of the 1975/76 campaign, winning 13, but he eventually resigned as Town Manager on 23 December 1975.
In total, Bobby managed the Terriers in a total of 76 games; winning 24, drawing 18 and losing 34. He subsequently managed Hull City and Barnsley before coaching in the Leeds United setup.
The condolences of everyone at Huddersfield Town are with Bobby’s family and friends at this difficult time.