PPF/LMA - John Duncan: February 1949 - October 2022

PPF/LMA - John Duncan: February 1949 - October 2022

10th October 2022

The PPF was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of John Duncan, who died on Saturday 8th October at the age of 73.

Brendon Batson OBE, Chairman of the PPF said:

“John’s contribution to football and the League Managers Association was immense and he will be sadly missed by all of us who knew him.”

John was an accomplished player and a prolific striker with Dundee, Tottenham, Derby County and Scunthorpe.

After hanging up his playing boots, he moved successfully in football management with spells at Scunthorpe, Hartlepool United, Chesterfield and Ipswich Town.

Perhaps his greatest success as a manager came in his second spell with Chesterfield, taking the second division side to the FA Cup semi-finals in 1997.

John became fully engaged and deeply committed to the LMA, after joining its Management Committee in 1992. Following his tenure on the Committee, John became heavily involved with the LMA’s technical division in a consultancy role and became an employee in 2009. As LMA Technical Manager, he continued to represent his fellow managers until his passing.

We send our sincerest condolences to John’s family and friends at this very sad time.