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David Stringer (born 15 October 1944 in Great Yarmouth) is an English former footballer and manager of Norwich City.

Dave Stringer
Personal information
Full name David Stringer
Date of birth (1944-10-15) 15 October 1944 (age 74)
Place of birth Great Yarmouth, England
Playing position Central Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1976 Norwich City 419 (18)
1976–1980 Cambridge United 157 (1)
Teams managed
1987–1992 Norwich City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

As a player, he won the fans' vote to be Norwich City player of the year in 1972, the same year that they won promotion to the First Division for the first time, as Second Division champions, and made a total of 499 appearances for the club. He ended his playing career with Cambridge United before returning to Norwich city to coach the youth team, winning the FA Youth Cup in 1984. He went on to manage the reserve team and was appointed first team manager in December 1987 following the sacking of Ken Brown.

He saved Norwich from relegation that season, and in his first full season (1988–89) Norwich emerged as an unlikely contender for the league title and FA Cup; they finished fourth in the league and reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup. Norwich reached another FA Cup semi-final in 1992, narrowly avoided relegation that season, and then resigned.

During his management, Norwich had one of its most successful spells but never again would he hold another managerial position; he returned to Carrow Road as a member of the coaching staff.[1]


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