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Alec William Alfred Stock (30 March 1917 – 16 April 2001) was an English footballer and manager. Career[edit] Alec Stock was born in Peasedown St John, Somerset, and played as an inside-forward for Charlton Athletic and Queens Park Rangers before the Second World War
Second World War
and guested for several other clubs during the hostilities. He joined Yeovil Town in 1946. He came to prominence as the player/manager of Yeovil Town during a historic FA Cup
FA Cup
run in 1949. They had thrilling victories over Bury and Sunderland, before losing to Manchester United in the fifth round. He later managed Leyton Orient (1949–1959), AS Roma, Queens Park Rangers (1959–1965) (general manager 1965–1968), Luton Town (1968–1972), Fulham (1972–1976) and Bournemouth (1979–1980). He was also the assistant manager of Arsenal for 53 days during the 1955–56 season and was a director of Queens Park Rangers (1977–1979). He was asked to manage the Third Division South team against the North in 1955–56. It was perhaps Stock's time as manager of Queens Park Rangers where he is most fondly remembered. It was during his spell in the 1960s that coincided with the development of the club with chairman Jim Gregory. The team enjoyed unprecedented success in 1967 and 1968 winning consecutive promotions with the club reaching the First Division for the first time and becoming the first Third Division team to win the Football League Cup
Football League Cup
in 1967 beating then First Division West Bromwich Albion 3–2 in a come from behind win. Stock had a focus on youth bringing many of the team through the club's youth system (including Frank Sibley, Tony Hazell, Roger Morgan, Ian Morgan and Mick Leach) as well as blending characters such as Rodney Marsh and Mark Lazarus into the set up. With internal pressures mounting in the club following the 1967–68 season however, Stock was absent for three months, suffering from asthma.[1] In his book A Little Thing Called Pride Stock tells how Jim Gregory sacked him in 1968 for being ill, just as he thought he was about to return to the helm and save Rangers from relegation.[2] He later had success with Luton Town who he helped to promotion from the Third Division and also with Fulham when he led them to the 1975 FA Cup Final. He briefly returned to be a Director at Queens Park Rangers in the 1977/8 season. Ron Manager, a character in BBC
BBC
comedy sketch show The Fast Show
The Fast Show
is based on Stock, told by George Best
George Best
in his autobiography. Managerial Statistics[edit]

Team From To Record

G W D L Win %

Yeovil Town February 1946 September 1949 7002153000000000000♠153 7001800000000000000♠80 7001320000000000000♠32 7001410000000000000♠41 07001522900000000000♠52.29

Leyton Orient September 1949 June 1959 7002464000000000000♠464 7002181000000000000♠181 7001950000000000000♠95 7002188000000000000♠188 07001390100000000000♠39.01

Roma August 1957 May 1958 7001340000000000000♠34 7001120000000000000♠12 7001120000000000000♠12 7001100000000000000♠10 07001352900000000000♠35.29

Queens Park Rangers June 1959 August 1968 7002459000000000000♠459 7002219000000000000♠219 7002106000000000000♠106 7002134000000000000♠134 07001477100000000000♠47.71

Luton Town August 1968 June 1972 7002178000000000000♠178 7001750000000000000♠75 7001570000000000000♠57 7001460000000000000♠46 07001421300000000000♠42.13

Fulham July 1972 July 1976 7002220000000000000♠220 7001750000000000000♠75 7001730000000000000♠73 7001720000000000000♠72 07001340900000000000♠34.09

Queens Park Rangers (caretaker) March 1978 May 1978 7001110000000000000♠11 7000700000000000000♠7 7000200000000000000♠2 7000200000000000000♠2 07001636400000000000♠63.64

Bournemouth January 1979 December 1980 7001990000000000000♠99 7001300000000000000♠30 7001310000000000000♠31 7001380000000000000♠38 07001303000000000000♠30.30

Total 7003161800000000000♠1,618 7002679000000000000♠679 7002408000000000000♠408 7002531000000000000♠531 07001419700000000000♠41.97

References[edit]

^ Glanville, Brian (18 April 2001). " Alec Stock Obituary". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 22 August 2009.  ^ " Alec Stock R.I.P." Queens Park Rangers FC. Archived from the original on 25 October 2008. Retrieved 22 August 2009. 

Alec Stock managerial positions

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Yeovil Town F.C.
Yeovil Town F.C.
– managers

Gregory (1923–28) Lowes (1928–29) Pratt (1929–33) Page (1933–35) Halliday (1935–38) Kingdon (1938–46) Stock (1946–49) Paterson (1949–51) Lowe (1951–53) Clarke (1953–57) Dodgin (1957) Baldwin (1957–60) Hayward (1960–64) Davies (1964–65) McDonald (1965–67) Saunders (1967–69) Hughes (1969–72) Irwin (1972–75) Harland (1975–78) Lloyd (1978–81) Allison (1981) Giles (1981–83) Hughesc (1983) Finnigan (1983–84) Coles (1984) MacFarlane (1984) Gow (1984–87) Hall (1987–90) Whitehead (1990–91) Rutter (1991–93) Hall (1994–95) Roberts (1995–98) Lippiatt (1998–99) Thompson (1999–2000) Webb (2000) Thompsonc (2000) Addison (2000–01) Johnson (2001–05) Thompson (2005–06) Slade (2006–09) Thompsonc (2009) Skiverton (2009–12) Johnson (2012–15) Skivertonc (2015) Sturrock (2015) Way (2015–)

(c) = caretaker manager

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Leyton Orient F.C.
Leyton Orient F.C.
– managers

Ormerod (1905–06) Ivenson (1906) Holmes (1907–22) Proudfoot (1922–29) Grimsdell (1929–30) Proudfoot (1930–31) Seed (1931–33) Pratt (1933–34) Proudfoot (1935–39) Halsey (1939) Wright (1939–45) Hall (1945) Wright (1945–46) Hewitt (1946–48) McBain (1948–49) Stock (1949–59) Carey (1961–63) Fenton (1963–64) Sexton (1965) Graham (1966–68) Bloomfield (1968–71) Petchey (1971–77) Bloomfield (1977–81) Went (1981) Knighton (1981–82) Clark (1982–91) Eustace (1991–94) Sitton & Turner (1994–95) Holland (1995–96) Taylor (1996–2001) Brush (2001–03) Ling (2003–09) Nugentc (2009) Williams (2009–10) Slade (2010–14) Nugentc (2014) Milanese (2014) Liverani (2014–15) Hendon (2015–16) Hessenthalerc (2016) Nolanp (2016) Hessenthaler (2016) Edwardsc (2016) Cavasin (2016) Edwards (2016–17) Webb (2017) Rıza (2017) Davis (2017) Edinburgh (2017–)

(c) = caretaker manager; (p) = player-manager

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A.S. Roma
A.S. Roma
– managers

Garbutt (1927–29) Baccani (1929–30) Burgess (1930–32) Barr (1932–33) Kovács (1933–34) Barbesino (1934–38) Ara (1938–39) Schaffer (1939–42) Kertész (1942–43) Masetti (1943–45) Degni (1945–47) Senkey (1947–48) Brunella (1948–49) Bernardini (1949–50) Baloncieri (1950) Serantoni (1950) Masetti (1950–1951) Viani (1951–1953) Varglien (1953–54) Carver (1954–56) Sárosi (1956) Masetti (1956–57) Stock (1957–58) Nordahl (1958–59) Sárosi (1959–60) Foni (1960–61) Carniglia (1961–63) Kryeziu (1963) Foni (1963–64) Miró (1964–65) Lorenzo (1965–66) Pugliese (1966–68) Herrera (1968–70) Tessari (1970) Herrera (1971–72) Trebiciani (1972–73) Liedholm (1973–77) Giagnoni (1977–78) Valcareggi (1978–79) Liedholm (1979–84) Eriksson (1984–86) Sormani (1986–87) Liedholm (1987–89) Spinosi (1989) Liedholm (1989) Radice (1989–90) O. Bianchi (1990–92) Boškov (1992–93) Mazzone (1993–96) C. Bianchi (1996–97) Liedholm & Sella (1997) Zeman (1997–99) Capello (1999–2004) Prandelli (2004) Völler (2004) Delneri (2004–05) Conti (2005) Spalletti (2005–09) Ranieri (2009–11) Montella (2011) Luis Enrique (2011–12) Zeman (2012–13) Andreazzoli (2013) García (2013–16) Spalletti (2016–17) Di Francesco (2017–)

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Queens Park Rangers F.C.
Queens Park Rangers F.C.
– managers

Cowan (1906–13) Howie (1913–20) Liddell (1920–25) Hewison (1925–31) Mitchell (1931–33) O'Brien (1933–35) Birrell (1935–39) Vizard (1939–44) Mangnall (1944–52) Taylor (1952–59) Stock (1959–68) Dodgin (1968) Docherty (1968) Allen (1968–71) Jago (1971–74) Andersonc (1974) Sexton (1974–77) Sibley (1977–78) Stockc (1978) Burtenshaw (1978–79) Docherty (1979–80) Venables (1980–84) Jagoc (1984) Mullery (1984) Sibleyc (1984–85) Smith (1985–88) T. Francis (1988–89) Howe (1989–91) G. Francis (1991–1994) Wilkins (1994–96) Houston (1996–97) Hollinsc (1997) R. Harford (1997–98) Dowiec (1998) G. Francis (1998–2001) Holloway (2001–06) Waddock (2006) Gregory (2006–07) M. Harfordc (2007) De Canio (2007–08) Dowie (2008) Ainsworthc (2008) Sousa (2008–09) Ainsworthc (2009) Magilton (2009) Gallen & Birchamc (2009) Hart (2009–10) M. Harfordc (2010) Warnock (2010–12) Hughes (2012) Bowen & Niedzwieckic (2012) Redknapp (2012–15) Bond, Ferdinand & Ramseyc (2015) Bond & Ramseyc (2015) Ramsey (2015) Warnockc (2015) Hasselbaink (2015–16) Holloway (2016–)

(c) = caretaker manager

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Luton Town F.C.
Luton Town F.C.
– managers

Thompson (1925) McCartneys (1927–29) Kays (1929–31) Wightmans (1931–35) Liddell (1936–38) McBain (1938–39) Martin (1939–47) Duncan (1947–58) Owen (1959–60) Bartram (1960–62) Crompton (1962) Harvey (1962–64) Watkinsc (1964–65) Martin (1965–66) Brown (1966–68) Stock (1968–72) Haslam (1972–78) Pleat (1978–86) Moore (1986–87) R. Harford (1987–90) Mancinic (1990) Ryan (1990–91) Pleat (1991–95) Westley (1995) Lawrence (1995–2000) Hill (2000) Fuccillo (2000–01) Kinnear (2001–03) Newell (2003–07) Steinc (2007) Blackwell (2007–08) M. Harford (2008–09) Neilsonc (2009) Money (2009–11) Brabin (2011–12) Neilsonc (2012) Buckle (2012–13) Neilsonc (2013) Still (2013–15) Awfordc (2015–16) Jones (2016–)

(c) = caretaker manager; (s) = secretary

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Fulham F.C.
Fulham F.C.
– managers

H. Bradshaw (1904–09) Kelso (1909–24) Ducat (1924–26) J. Bradshaw (1926–29) Liddell (1929–31) McIntyre (1931–34) Edelstonc (1934) Hogan (1934) Edelstonc (1934–35) Peart (1935–48) Osborne (1948–49) Dodgin, Sr. (1949–53) Osborne (1953–56) Livingstone (1956–58) Jezzard (1958–64) Buckingham (1965–68) Robson (1968) Haynesc (1968) Dodgin, Jr. (1969–72) Stock (1972–76) Campbell (1976–80) Macdonald (1980–84) Harford (1984–86) Lewington (1986–90) Dicks (1990–91) Mackay (1991–94) Branfoot (1994–96) Adams (1996–97) Wilkins (1997–98) Keegan (1998–99) Bracewell (1999–2000) Riedlec (2000) Tigana (2000–03) Coleman (2003–07) Sanchez (2007) Lewingtonc (2007) Hodgson (2007–10) Lewingtonc (2010) Hughes (2010–11) Jol (2011–13) Meulensteen (2013–14) Magath (2014) Symons (2014–15) Grantc (2015) Grayc (2015) Jokanović (2015–)

(c) = caretaker manager

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A.F.C. Bournemouth
A.F.C. Bournemouth
– managers

Kitcher (1914–23) Kinghorn (1923–25) Knighton (1925–28) Richards (1928–30) Birrell (1930–35) Crompton (1935–36) Bell (1936–39) Kinghorn (1939–47) Lowe (1947–50) Bruton (1950–56) Cox (1956–58) Welsh (1958–61) McGarry (1961–63) Flewin (1963–65) Cox (1965–70) J. Bond (1970–73) Hartley (1974–78) Nelson (1975) Benson (1975–78) Stock (1979–80) Webb (1980–82) Megson (1983) Redknapp (1983–92) Pulis (1992–94) Williams (1994) Machin (1994–2000) O'Driscoll (2000–06) Roach & Murdoch (2006) K. Bond (2006–08) Quinn (2008) Howe (2008–11) Bradbury (2011–12) Groves (2012) Howe

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