Sad Day in Football as Former Player and Coach of Top European Club Dies

Sad Day in Football as Former Player and Coach of Top European Club Dies

  • Death of former Celtic player and manager Frank Connor has been announced as he died on Thursday morning, 3 March
  • Connor represented a host of clubs in Scotland and Ireland as both a player and manager across a long career in the game
  • Tributes have been pouring on social media with football fraternities praying for all the family members he left behind

Former Celtic player and coach Frank Connor has died on Thursday morning, 3 March, after serious battle against sickness which eventually took away his life.

During his active playing days, Frank Connor was a goalkeeper even he only played two games for Celtic during his two-year stay with the club.

He spent time at Parkhead in 1961 before playing for St Mirren, Portadown and Derry City.

Frank Connor
Former Celtic manager Frank Connor
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Connor then had spells as player manager at Albion Rovers and Cowdenbeath before making the move as an assistant to Jock Wallace at Motherwell.

That led to a two-and-a-half-year return to Celtic Park where he worked as assistant to Davie Hay.

According to the report on UK Sun and Daily Record, Frank Connor celebrated his 86th birthday last month and was in good mood with his family.

Raith Rovers' confirmation

“Raith Rovers FC were saddened to learn of the passing at 0930 this morning of former Rovers manager Frank Connor, after being contacted by his eldest son Tom today.
“Frank celebrated his 86th birthday last month, and was residing in Croftbank House Nursing Home, Uddingston.''

Tension in England as top Premier League club suspend sponsorship deals with Russian companies

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how English Premier League Club, Everton has confirmed they have ended all sponsorships with every Russian company tied to the Merseyside Club following the country's invasion of Ukraine.

Everton who is heavily backed by Russian billionaire and former Arsenal board member, Alisher Usmanov has been heavily criticized for not renouncing their relationships with their Russian sponsors.

The Premier League club has now confirmed their partnerships with USM, Megafon and Yota have been suspended with immediate effect.

All companies are believed to be owned by the Usmanov who is said to be a strong ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Source: Sports Brief News