Former Swans boss Bentley dies

21st April 2018

Everyone at Swansea City has been saddened to learn of the passing of former manager Roy Bentley.

Ex-England international Bentley was a striker who is best remembered for his eight years as a Chelsea player. He skippered the London club to their first title, in 1955.

Bentley also played for Newcastle, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers, while he was capped 12 times by England between 1949 and 1955 and was the last surviving member of his country’s 1950 World Cup squad.

Bentley managed Reading between 1963 and 1968, then took over as Swans boss in 1969.

He guided the club to promotion from Division Four in 1969-70 before leaving the Vetch in 1973.

He has passed away at the age of 93.

The Swans would like to pass on their condolences to Roy’s family and friends at this sad time.