Sammy Chung

Sammy Chung
Personal information
Full nameCyril Chung
Date of birth (1932-07-16) 16 July 1932 (age 85)
Place of birth Abingdon-on-Thames, Berkshire, England
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing positionStriker
Youth career
Headington United
Senior career*
1950-1951Headington United16(9)
1955-1957Norwich City47(9)
Teams managed
1976-1978Wolverhampton Wanderers
1994-1996Doncaster Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Cyril “Sammy” Chung (given birth to 16 July 1932 in Abingdon-on-Thames, Berkshire) can be an English former soccer player and supervisor. His dad was Chinese language and his mom English.

Playing career

Chung was a computer program participant who began his profession like a part-time center forward with Headington United, before they truly became Oxford United. He later on became a member of Reading but didn't indication professional forms until he previously completed his nationwide service.Chung later on turned professional and changed into a wing fifty percent. He performed for Reading, Norwich Town & most notably Watford, where he produced over 200 looks between 1957 and 1965.

Managerial career

Chung gained his initial coaching experience even though still a new player in Watford, under supervisor Costs McGarry. When McGarry still left to become supervisor of Ipswich City, he got Chung with him as helper. At Ipswich City they won advertising towards the First Department as Champions in 1968 with QPR as runners-up.Following a short time as manager of Swedish aspect IFK Västerås, he came back to join Costs McGarry, now at Wolverhampton Wanderers, as his assistant. Within the administration team, they led Wolves to success in the 1974 Group Cup. The membership had been relegated in 1976 and McGarry departed, departing Chung to become appointed manager.He won advertising back to the very best flight seeing that Second Department champions in his initial period. He led the membership to a 15th-place finish in 1977–78, however the pursuing season began using a operate of 11 defeats in 14, resulting in his dismissal pursuing protests through the club's fans.Over time coaching in the UAE, he came back to Britain in 1985 as assistant manager of Stoke Town. He previously a spell as supervisor of nonleague aspect Tamworth between January 1992 to January 1993, before getting appointed supervisor of Doncaster Rovers in July 1994, a post he kept until August 1996. His Doncaster spell brought two guaranteeing seasons in the field, but advertising challenges steadily petered out into mid-table surface finishes.In 1999, he was appointed director of football in Barbados.In 2005, he joined up with the coaching staff at Minehead.