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John Haselden

John Haselden

English football manager
John Haselden
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Intro English football manager
Is Sports official Athlete Football player Association football player Association football manager
From United Kingdom
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 3 August 1943, Doncaster
Age 78 years
The details (from wikipedia)


John James Haselden (born 3 August 1943) was a professional footballer and football manager, he was also a physiotherapist. As a player, he was a central defender.

Playing career

Haselden played the professional game for 13 years and played for Doncaster Rovers, Rotherham United and had a loan spell at Mansfield Town.

Rotherham United

Haselden started his career at Rotherham United in 1961. He spent 7 years at Rotherham and played 99 games. He then moved to hometown club Doncaster Rovers in 1968.

Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers were Haselden's hometown club and he was to make 172 appearances in the next 6 years. He also scored 20 goals. He also had a loan spell at Mansfield between 1971 and 1972 where he played 4 games. In 1974 he retired from the game and joined Mansfield Town's coaching staff.


In 1987, Haselden had a run out in a friendly at Reading, where he was working as coach, at the age of 45.

Coaching career

Mansfield Town

Haselden was Mansfield Town's First Team Coach and in his first season as coach Mansfield won the Fourth Division title.

Huddersfield Town

Haselden joined Huddersfield Town in 1976 as physiotherapist/coach under Tom Johnston and was promoted to the manager's role in 1977 when Johnston stepped down. This role only lasted six months, though as Johnston came back to Huddersfield for a third time in 1977. In 1978 and when Johnston took Town to 91st in The Football League he retired and Mick Buxton was brought in as caretaker manager. When Buxton was given the role full-time he made Haselden his assistant manager and in their full season at the helm Town won the Fourth Division title. Town also gained promotion from Division Three in 1983. In 1986 Haselden left Town.


In 1986 Haselden joined Reading's coaching staff. He took caretaker charge of Reading in 1991 for a couple of weeks. He left Reading in 1993 to join Nottingham Forest.

Managerial statistics

As of 9 April 2009.
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Huddersfield Town 22 April 1977 29 September 1977 14 0 5 8 0
Reading (caretaker manager) 30 April 1991 10 May 1991 4 1 3 0 25

Nottingham Forest

Haselden joined Forest as physiotherapist where he worked for nine years before leaving to join Aston Villa in 2002. He left in 2004 for Notts County. He spent 4 years at Notts before being replaced by Paul Smith in July 2008.



Doncaster Rovers

  • Fourth Division champions: 1968–69


Mansfield Town

  • Fourth Division champions: 1974–75

Huddersfield Town

  • Third Division runners up: 1982–83
  • Fourth Division champions: 1979–80


  • Simod Cup: 1987–88

Nottingham Forest

  • First Division runners-up: 1993–94

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