Ned Liddell 1929-1931


Fulham's third Manager in five years was Edward (Ned) Liddell, who was then the Club's Chief Scout.

Born in Sunderland in May 1878, he played as a wing-back for clubs as varied as East End Black Watch, Whitburn and Seaham White Star, before going on to Sunderland, Southampton, Gainsborough Trinity, Clapton Orient and Southend United. Woolwich Arsenal in 1914 was his final league club as a player.

Liddell managed Southend and Queens Park Rangers before joining Fulham as Chief Scout. But in each of his two seasons as Manager, both in the Third Division, the Club finished in a lower position than it had 12 months earlier.

In his post-Cottage career, he scouted for West Ham United and had another go at management with Luton Town (1936-8). He then spent the rest of his life scouting. At the time of his death at the age of 90 in 1968, he was with Tottenham Hotspur, and had been for over 20 years.