Trevor Finnigan

Trevor Finnigan

Last date in charge: 08/02/1984

Number of games in charge: 34

Number of seasons in charge: 0

Trevor Finnigan xx/07/1983 - 08/02/1984

Played 34, Won 14, Drew 7, Lost 13, Win Rate 41.18%

Under new chairman Gerry Lock and commercial manager Alan Skirton, there was a new era of optimism around Huish. Money was still tight, but with a fresh start, maybe the club could move on from the dark days. Trevor Finnigan returned to the club after 3 seasons at Weymouth and was installed as player-manager, his only managerial position, with Mike Hughes as General Manager.

Finnigan had played in the Football League for Blackpool and Bournemouth before joining Yeovil in 1979 as a player. The forward was born in Bedlington, Northumberland in October 1952 and had served Yeovil well before moving to the coast for 3 seasons with Weymouth. He never hid his desire to return to Somerset, despite playing some of his best football at Weymouth which culminated in him being selected for the England semi-pro team on two occasions.

He assembled a decent squad, but found management a struggle and resigned as manager in February 1984. He continued as a player with reserve team manager Steve Coles stepping up. He was sold to Bath City at the end of the season when Yeovil avoided relegation on a technicality as no Isthmian League team wanted to be promoted to the Alliance League.