The Coventry City Former Players Association are sad to report the recent passing of former Sky Blues’ coach Jimmy Andrews earlier this month (September 2012) aged 85. CCFPA sends its condolences to Jimmy’s family, friends and colleagues.
Jimmy who was brought to Highfield Road from a similar position at Chelsea by Noel Cantwell after he took over the management reins from Association member Jimmy Hill in December 1967. Jimmy, a left winger, found prominence with Dundee in his home country and made his name south of the border for a succession of London clubs. He first featured with West Ham United (1951), then Leyton Orient (1956) , Q.P.R. (as player coach -1959) and Millwall (1961). In total he made 272 first class league appearances scoring 49 goals between 1946 and 1962.
Jimmy left the Sky Blues for a coaching position with Luton Town, then had a spell with Spurs as a coach in 1972 before managing Cardiff City for 5 years from 1973-78. Though he later had a spell scouting for Southampton he continued to live in South Wales and coached football in Cowbridge and enjoyed golf.