Clive Whitehead

Clive Whitehead

First date in charge: 15/10/1990

Last date in charge: 01/04/1991

Number of games in charge: 26

Number of seasons in charge: 1

Clive Whitehead 15/10/1990 - 01/04/1991

Played 26, Won 6, Drew 4, Lost 16, Win Rate 23.08%

Clive Whitehead was appointed in October 1990. He had been a player in the successful Exeter City side that won the Fourth division title in 1989/90 season under Terry Cooper.

Born in Northfield, Birmingham in November 1955, he became a household name in the West Country making 222 appearances for Bristol City, and scoring the goal that took them to the top flight in 1976. He then went to WBA where he made 168 appearances. He was installed as player Manager at Huish Park, his first managerial position. He brought several of Exeter City’s squad with him, including Brian McDermott, Paul Batty, Steve Harrower and Richard Cooper. These players went on to serve Yeovil well over the seasons, but results were needed in the short term. McDermott went on to a very successful managerial career himself with Reading and Leeds United amongst others.

He was sacked in April 1991 as 6 wins from 26 matches was never enough; ironically winning his last two matches in charge, including an excellent win at Colchester United. He then worked as an academy coach and scout at Bristol City and later as a football agent and referee’s assessor.