Jack Peart 1935-1948

Jack Peart

The Fulham Board appointed Jack Peart to succeed Jimmy Hogan in 1935 and he restored the managerial stability the Club had been missing since 1924.

Born in South Shields in 1888, he had been a player with nine league clubs (including Newcastle United, Derby County and Sheffield United) between 1907 and 1924.

He started in management with Rochdale between 1923 and 1930, first as player-manager, and then moved on to Second Division Bradford City from 1930 to 1935, before Fulham offered him £600 per annum and the same bonuses as the players to come south.

Peart stayed in the job until his death 13 years later. His Fulham career, like Kelso's, spanned a World War, but in the six seasons either side, the Whites were a consistent middle-of-the-table Second Division team.

His major achievement was the run in the FA Cup in his first season, which stopped 90 minutes short of Wembley.

His best pre-War side was maturing when hostilities broke out and never realised its potential. He died, a month short of his 60th birthday, in September 1948.