Swansea City saddened by passing of Harry Gregg OBE

17th February 2020
Club

Swansea City is saddened to learn of the passing of former manager Harry Gregg OBE at the age of 87.

Harry spent just over two years in charge of the Swans between November 1972 and February 1975.

But the Northern Ireland international will be best remembered for his eight years with Manchester United between 1957 and 1966.

He was among the survivors of the Munich Air Disaster in 1958, and rescued a number of others from the wreckage. His actions saw him described as ‘the hero of Munich’.

He would go on to be an integral figure at Old Trafford as Matt Busby sought to rebuild following the tragedy, making 247 appearances for the Red Devils in total.

Harry became the world’s most expensive goalkeeper when he joined United in 1957, and would go on to be named the best keeper at the 1958 World Cup.

He won 25 caps for his country and also played for Doncaster Rovers and Stoke City.

In addition to managing the Swans he also had spells in charge of Shrewsbury, Crewe and Carlisle.

Everyone at Swansea City offers their sincerest condolences to Harry’s family and friends.

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