Walter Harris (football manager)

Walter Harris
Personal information
Full name Walter Harris
Date of birth ?
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Date of death ?
Place of death ?
Teams managed
Years Team
1908–1909 Coventry City
19xx Athletic Bilbao
1922 Real Unión
1922 Basque Country
1922–192x Real Unión
1923 Celta de Vigo
1924 France (assistant)
1925–1928 Osasuna
1928 Alavés
1928–1929 Real Málaga
1932 Hércules
1932–1933 Atlético de Madrid

Walter Harris (born in Birmingham, England) is a former English football manager.

Football career

Walter Harris served as a devoted member to the Spanish football society, during his time he also of accumulated a massage and bath business in Droitwich Spa.He may have possibly been a player who went by the name Walter Harris, based on archive records in 1906 at Barcelona of the same name, although this is not confirmed. It is here he may have begun his career in Spanish football eventually going onto become a club manager within Spain.[1][2]

Known in Spanish football as Mr. Harris, arrived in Spain in 1922 to coach the historic team Real Unión. In 1922 he was the coach of the Basque Country.[3] In 1924 he moved to Paris where he carried out work as a masseur and assistant manager of the France national team in the Paris Olympics of 1924, he became assistant trainer to Tom Griffiths. The data on his career is career is difficult to collect due to limited sauces of information available around that time period. He became manager of several Spanish clubs such as Real Unión,[4] Athletic Bilbao,[5] Celta Vigo,[6] Osasuna, Alavés,[7] Real Málaga,[7] Atlético Madrid or Hércules.


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