There were some pretty famous faces sat in the PNE hot seat in the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Take a look back at some of the best-known managers in the club’s history – how many can you remember?
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1. 1970s & 1980s PNE managers
Coming to Preston North End as a player/coach under Bobby Charlton, Nobby Stiles eventually took the main job himself in 1973, following the departure of Harry Catterick. Nobby Stiles is pictured here with Bobby Charlton having a brew and a chat at PNE's ground in August 1973 Photo: RETRO
2. 1970s & 1980s PNE managers
Alan Ball started his managerial career as player-boss of Oswestry Town. In 1970 he came to Preston North End and in his three years with the club won the Division Three title Photo: RETRO
3. 1970s & 1980s PNE managers
Bobby Charlton has long been considered one of the greatest players of all time, and he was a member of the England team that won the 1966 FIFA World Cup. He took over the reins of Preston North End from caretaker manager Frank Lord in 1973. One of his first acts as manager was to sign his former Manchester United and England teammate Nobby Stiles as player-coach. His first season ended in relegation, and although he began playing again, he left Preston early in the 1975–76 season after a disagreement with the board over the transfer of John Bird to Newcastle United Photo: RETRO
4. 1970s & 1980s PNE managers
Next in the hot seat was Harry Catterick, who took over where Bobby Charlton left off. The former Everton manager stayed at North End until May 1977 Photo: RETRO