June 19, 1927
Mr. Richard Ray, of Doncaster Rovers, has been appointed secretary-manager to Leeds United in succession to Mr. Arthur Fairclough, who recently retired. Mr. Ray was formerly assistant secretary to Leeds United, whom he left in June, 1923, to take charge of Doncaster Rovers.
In his younger days he was a well-known footballer. He began his professional career with Macclesfield and afterwards played for Burslem Port Vale, Manchester City, Stockport County, and Chesterfield Town. When he left the latter club, he joined Leeds City, with whom he played until the club’s suspension.
Mr. Arthur Fairclough was very well known in Scottish football circles. He was an assiduous talent-spotter in Scotland. Mr. Ray will doubtless also endeavour to keep in touch with “what’s doing” north of the Border.
(The Sunday Post: June 19, 1927)
Dick Ray (middle), the Leeds United manager – playing golf with Dixie Dean of Everton (left) and Jackie Milburn, of Leeds United to the right.