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The birth of Big Ron

The birth of Big Ron

On this day in 1939, Ron Atkinson was born in Liverpool.

Having been on Villa’s books as a youngster, Atkinson enjoyed a successful playing career with Oxford United before making a big impact as manager of West Brom, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid. He became Villa boss in 1991 and led the club to League Cup glory three years later.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 18th March 1939