EX-TOWN and Carlisle player and Manchester United coach Tommy Cavanagh has died at the age of 78.
The inside-forward or wing-half had four seasons with Town.
In the first, 1952-53, he was a feature of one of only three Town teams ever to win promotion to the top flight (the others were in 1920 and 1970).
The Fifties success meant Town returned to Division I at the first time of asking.
Andy Beattie had been appointed manager in the wake of relegation in 1951-52, and he returned to his former club Stockport to recruit Cavanagh.
He was to play 98 times for Town, scoring 29 goals, before a £1,500 transfer to Doncaster after Town had been relegated back to Division II in 1956.
Cavanagh, who was born in Liverpool and had guested for Preston during the War, spent three seasons with Doncaster before playing for Bristol City, then Carlisle, where his top-level playing career ended in 1961.
After a spell as player-manager of then non-league Cheltenham, he was trainer, then manager, of Brentford.
After being first-team coach at Nottingham Forest, he moved to Hull in 1971, when Tommy Docherty was on the staff.
Docherty took over as Manchester United boss in 1972, and took Cavanagh with him.
Cavanagh was assistant to Dave Sexton at Old Trafford, and had a similar stint at Newcastle before becoming boss of Norway's Rosenborg in 1983.