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Don Howe

23 December 2015

Coaching great helped mastermind glory of 1988

The club was today saddened to hear about the death of Don Howe, who was instrumental in Wimbledon’s 1988 FA Cup win against Liverpool.

Don, who made his name as a coach with Arsenal, was recruited as assistant to Bobby Gould at Wimbledon in the summer of 1987 and the following May he helped mastermind one of the greatest FA Cup Final shocks of all time as then League Champions Liverpool were beaten.

His time with Wimbledon will always be remembered for that memorable cup triumph on 14 May 1988.

The picture above (taken by Caroline Brouwer) shows Don Howe (centre) holding the FA Cup with Vinnie Jones (left) and Alan Cork (right).

  to view the interview.Don Howe anniversary of Wimbledon’s historic achievement, Bobby Gould said that he had “the utmost respect” for Don as a coach and highlighted his influence in the triumph. Click on  thDuring an interview to mark the 25

Following his two-year spell with Wimbledon, Don joined QPR and he went onto have a successful coaching spell with England as part of Terry Venables’ backroom team during Euro 1996, before going back to Arsenal to develop players in the youth set-up.

In a distinguished career that earned him a reputation as one of the best coaches in the game, Don also had spells at West Brom and Coventry City. His first major achievement as a coach was in 1971 when he was assistant to Bertie Mee in Arsenal’s double-winning season.


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