Bobby Howitt was named the fourth manager of Motherwell Football Club in March 1965. A former Stoke City player who would go on to become a coach with the club before accepting the role of manager of Motherwell Football Club. Howitt had great talents at his disposal as a clutch of the famous “Ancell Babes” were still on the playing staff. He secured the services such as John “Dixie” Deans and Joe Wark amongst others.
One of his earlier achievements as boss of Motherwell came in 1965 when the club defeated Dundee United in a two legged affair to lift the Summer Cup. In the 1967/68 season the club suffered relegation but immediately returned to Scotland’s top tier by winning the 2nd Division. The previous three managers of the club had enjoyed some great success but Howitt struggled to build a side capable of breaking into the top half of the table and that alone seemed to end his tenure in charge.
On Wednesday 14th March 1973 after losing 2-0 to Norwich City in the Texaco Cup, almost seven years to the day after he stepped into the manager’s office at Fir Park, Bobby tendered his resignation. He would however stay on for a few months as the clubs board searches for a new man to take the club forward.
|Date of Birth:||15th July 1929|
|Place of Birth:||Glasgow|
|Playing Position:||Wing Half|