Former Leyton Orient manager Frank Clark will be signing copies of his autobiography, ‘Black & White and Red All over’, in the club superstore prior to next Tuesday’s game against Aldershot Town (27 November).
Frank spent 12 years at Orient and his book includes memories of his time at the club as assistant manager, manager and managing director. Further details can be found in the below synopsis.
Frank will be signing copies of his autobiography from 6pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday evening. Supporters can purchase this from the Orient club store on the night or online here for £13.99 (paperback) or £20 (hardback).
Tickets for Tuesday’s Vanarama National League game against Aldershot can be purchased online at www.onlyoneorient.com.
‘Black & White and Red All Over’
Frank Clark is celebrating a remarkable double-milestone by launching his autobiography. It will be 50 years in 2019 since the ever-reliable left back played in every game during Newcastle United’s triumphant Inter-Cities Fairs Cup campaign - and 40 years since he helped Nottingham Forest win the European Cup.
And a significant part of Clark’s life story concerns the 12 years he spent during troubled times with Leyton Orient as assistant-manager, manager and then managing director.
Black & White And Red All Over is a candid and nostalgic account of more than 50 years involved in the game. It tells the tale of life as a player in the Sixties and Seventies, working for the legendary Joe Harvey and Brian Clough, and also provides a fascinating insight into football from all angles.
The exclusive club of people who have served the same professional club as player, manager and chairman has less than a handful of members. Clark, who recently celebrated his 75th birthday, joined that elite list at Forest.
He played 486 League and Cup games for Newcastle, which currently puts him in fourth place in the club’s all-time roll of appearance makers, and is their most decorated player. Only recently he was inducted into their Hall of Fame.
Although he was heading towards his 32nd birthday when he moved to Forest, over the next four years he helped them win promotion from the Second Division, the League Championship and the League Cup (twice), before making his final appearance as a player in the European Cup Final win over Malmo.
He launched his managerial career as assistant to Ken Knighton at Sunderland, then followed him to Brisbane Road before returning to Forest as Clough’s successor. He led Forest back into the Premier League and was crowned ‘Manager of the Year’ the following season when they qualified for Europe. His final stop in management was Manchester City.