Norman Dodgin

Number of games in charge: 0

Number of seasons in charge: 0

Norman Dodgin xx/xx/1957 - xx/07/1957

Played 0, Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 0, Win Rate 0.00%

It is not unheard of in football for a manager to be appointed, and then never take charge of a game. This was the case with Norman Dodgin, who was appointed at the end of the 1956/57 season and set about assembling a squad. Born in Gateshead on 1st November 1921, the defender played for Newcastle United, Reading, Northampton Town, and Exeter City. He was player-manager at Exeter City, but had concentrated on managing for the last couple of seasons. For the first time in a while Yeovil had appointed a manager with experience.

He was 35 years old when he took the job at Yeovil and was given some money to assemble a squad, along with the club owning several houses with which to entice players to Somerset. However at the end of July it was announced that he had left for Barrow, where he had been offered a five year contract, along with twice the money Yeovil offered him. Dodgin only spent one season at Barrow before taking his last managerial position at Oldham Athletic. He died in August 2000 aged 78.