During the summer of 1976, Bobby Campbell had arrived at Fulham to replace Bill Taylor as Coach. By the end of the year he was Alec Stock's replacement as Manager.
He was not a well-known figure when he was appointed. He had made 14 appearances for Liverpool, but most of his playing career was spent at Portsmouth in the 1960s.
As a coach, he had been with Queens Park Rangers and then Arsenal, before taking up a similar post at Fulham.
Although some of Campbell's dealings on the transfer market were very profitable for Fulham, the team languished. He had inherited a side that was fancied for promotion to the First Division but in less than four years had turned into one that had been relegated to Division Three.
By the autumn of 1980, such was his low standing with supporters that Campbell would not sit in the dug-out at home games and would not have any personal references in the official matchday programme.
His sacking in October 1980 came on the back of six straight defeats in Division Three during which just one goal was scored.