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Sammy Chung 1932-2022

30 August 2022

All at Rovers are sad to learn of the death of former manager Sammy Chung at the age of 90.

Chung passed away peacefully on Sunday in his sleep following a long illness.

He was appointed Rovers manager in 1994 and was in charge for two seasons in the fourth tier, during a difficult period for the club.

His professional career as a player began as a striker with Reading in the 1950s before a switch to Norwich City. He then joined Watford, for whom he made almost 250 appearances.

After a spell as a coach, his break in management came with Wolverhampton Wanderers, for whom he secured promotion to the top flight as Division Two champions during his first season in charge.

After coaching in the United Arab Emirates, he joined the coaching staff at Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers, before landing the Rovers job in the summer of 1994.

We send our condolences to all those close to Sammy.

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