The death of Ambrose Langley


January 29, 1937
The death took place in a Sheffield hospital to-day of Mr. Ambrose Langley, who after being a prominent footballer, became manager of Hull City and Huddersfield Town. He was 66 years of age.

During twelve seasons with the Wednesday, he received several honours, and played for the Football League against the Scottish League in 1898.

He was in the Wednesday team which won the F.A. Cup in 1893, and was captain of the team that won the League championship in 1902-03 and 1903-04.

He also played for Middlesbrough and Grimsby Town.

He came to Hull as a player and later became manager. He played with City the first year of the club’s formation, and also when they were admitted to the league. He was manager until just before the war, when he was succeeded by the late Mr. Harry Chapman.

When he left Hull he joined the Wednesday, taking up a post on the management board, and later became manager of the Huddersfield Town club. His experiences with that club were varied, for he was in office when the side gained promotion and reached the F.A. Cup final in the same season. He was also in charge in the difficult times when it was suggested that the Huddersfield club could be transferred to Leeds.
(Source: Hull Daily Mail: January 29, 1937)

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