March 6, 1951
Don Welsh, secretary-manager of Brighton and Hove Albion, has been appointed manager of Liverpool F.C., one of football’s highest paid posts.
He will take over at Anfield on Wednesday, March 21.
Mr. Welsh succeeds Mr. George Kay, who resigned recently because of ill-health, and so, at the age of 41, becomes one of the youngest managers in the First Division.
It is understood that he did not apply for the post, which was offered to him by the Liverpool board who had been interested in securing his services since his playing career ended with Charlton four years ago.
On one occasion Liverpool wanted Mr. Welsh for a coaching appointment but Charlton would not release him.
Mr. Welsh, who captained Charlton’s cup-winning side in 1947, joined the Valley staff in 1935 and helped Charlton in their rise from Third to First Division football in two seasons.
He played 15 war-time and three full internationals.
He was a “guest” player for Liverpool during the war. He joined Brighton in 1947.
(Dundee Courier: March 6, 1951)