Chelsea mourn death of former manager Ron Suart aged 94

Ron Suart
Ron Suart served served Chelsea in several roles for 16 years

Former Chelsea manager Ron Suart has died at the age of 94, the club have announced.

Suart, who was assistant to Tommy Docherty and Dave Sexton, took charge of first-team affairs from October 1974 until April 1975.

Before Chelsea, Suart also managed Wigan, Scunthorpe United and Blackpool.

His 10-year playing career began with Blackpool alongside Sir Stanley Matthews in 1946 before spells at Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic.

The Barrow-born defender, who passed away on Wednesday, remains Blackpool's second-longest-serving manager behind Joe Smith.

In the 16 years Suart spent with Chelsea, he also served as general manager and chief scout, and then later worked as a scout for Wimbledon.

Ron Suart, Dave Sexton
Ron Suart, left, enjoyed success as assistant manager to Dave Sexton, right, at Chelsea

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