Frank O’Farrell Age, Career, Manchester United, Wikipedia, and Biography. Cause of death revealed and Obituary.
Frank O’Farrell was born on 9 October 1927 in Blackpool, Cork, County Cork, Munster, Ireland. His grand-uncle was also a renowned bowls player, John “Buck” McGrath.
Frank began his football journey playing for his local club in Cork. This was before moving to English football with West Ham first and then Preston North End.
O’Farrell made over 300 appearances in the Football Leagues before joining Weymouth as player-manager. In all his time, he played as a wing-half.
His playing days were however cut short at the age of 34, shortly after undergoing a second operation to remove cartilage.
After his time at Weymouth, Frank managed Torquay and also Leicester City. He for one led the Foxes to the 1969 FA Cup final. After his amazing tenure at Leicester, O’Farrell landed his manager role at Man U.
One of O’Farrell’s best moments at Man United was returning an all-time great George Best, out of retirement. His time was cut short only 18months into the job. He was then replaced by one, Tommy Doherty.
Frank O’Farrell dead at 94. Life after Football. Cause of Death and Obituary.
Frank ran a nursing home together with his wife, Ann O’Farrell. Since he was brought up and raised Catholic his spirit, zeal, and love for Christianity did not waiver. He was an active member of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.
Back in 2011, his autobiography, All Change at Old Trafford was published.
In 2018, O’Farrell was recorded as the oldest living alumni of West Ham United. At the time, he lived in Devon and cared for his wife, Ann.
Frank O’Farrell died on March 6, 2022, aged 94. The cause of death is yet to be released but reports claim he passed away of his old age.
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Frank O’Farrell receives Tributes.
Leicester City wrote: “It was with great sadness that the Club heard the news that their former manager Frank O’Farrell died on March 6, 2022, aged 94.
“Rest in peace, Frank.”
Man U said in a statement: “Everybody at Manchester United is deeply saddened to learn that our former manager, Frank O’Farrell, has died.”
“While Frank’s 18-month reign at the United helm was an undulating affair, there is no shred of doubt that he was a talented manager and a man of unimpeachable integrity.
“The abiding frustration is what might have been.
“At the time of his exit shortly before Christmas 1972, the dignified, softly spoken Irishman’s Old Trafford sojourn could be described as a tale of two vividly contrasting autumns.”
West Ham released a statement: “Everyone at West Ham United has been left saddened by the news of the passing of Frank O’Farrell at the age of 94.”
“Everyone at West Ham United would like to express their sincere condolences to Frank’s family and friends at this sad time.”
“A principled, softly-spoken, genial man who was liked and respected by all who knew him well, O’Farrell was the oldest living former West Ham player prior to his passing on Sunday morning at the age of 94 years and five months.”