On This Day: 09/03
Harry Catterick died ON THIS DAY in 1985.
An authoritarian manager, Harry Catterick took over Everton following the departure of Johnny Carey in 1961.
Given a direct brief from Moores to get the club back to the top of the league again, Catterick transformed the club under his leadership, winning the FA Cup in 1966 as well as the League Championship twice.
Catterick had played for the club throughout the 1940s and early 1950s, scoring 24 League and Cup goals for the club in 71 matches.
During his time as manager he brought in players such as John Morrissey, Fred Pickering, Ray Wilson and Alan Ball from extensive playing of the transfer market
While driving home one night in January 1972, Catterick suffered a heart attack, and in April 1973 with four years still left on his contract, continuing fears about his health, and worries about the affect it would have on the team forced him to move to a less strenuous role as a senior executive.
He collapsed and died at Goodison Park after an FA Cup quarter-final match against Ipswich Town.