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|Full Name||Ronald Suart|
|Date of Birth||18 November 1920|
|Place of Birth|| Barrow-in-Furness,|
|Honours||None as manager|
|Other clubs|| Wigan Athletic|
Ronald "Ron" Suart (born 18 November 1920 in Barrow-in-Furness) was manager of Chelsea from October 1974 to April 1975, having previously spent several years at the club as assistant manager.
A full-back in his playing days, Suart played for Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers, before joining Wigan Athletic as a player-manager in 1955. He soon left to manage Scunthorpe & Lindsey United in 1956, and led the club to promotion as Division Three North champions in 1957-58. He then returned to Blackpool, managing the side for eight seasons, and maintaining the Lancashire club's First Division status. He took his side to the League Cup Semi-Finals in 1962, and in his time at the club helped to unearth future England internationals Alan Ball, Ray Charnley, and Emlyn Hughes, though with the abolition of the maximum wage and the new freedom which players had, he was unable to prevent many of his star players moving on. He resigned in January 1967, four months before Blackpool were relegated to the Second Division, and was succeeded by Stan Mortensen. As of 2011 he remains Blackpool's second-longest-serving manager.
Suart joined Chelsea a short time later, as Tommy Docherty's assistant. When Docherty left the club in October of the same year Suart briefly acted as caretaker manager, before new permanent manager Dave Sexton retained the Cumbrian as his assistant. Suart was at the club during the successful period that followed; the Blues winning the FA Cup in 1970 and the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1971. With results steadily worsening over the following seasons Sexton was sacked in October 1974, and Suart was promoted in his stead.
Suart's time as First Team Manager would last just a few months. Results failed to improve, and Chelsea – one of Europe's top sides just a few years earlier – slumped towards relegation from the top flight. Suart was replaced as manager by Eddie McCreadie in April 1975.
Suart later became a scout at Wimbledon but, with the club in serious financial trouble, he was released in February 2002 at the age of 82.
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