Morecambe FC is saddened to hear of the passing of former manager Ken Waterhouse, aged 86.
Ken, who was one of the Shrimps’ most successful ever managers, started his career with Preston North End and helped them to the old Second Division Championship before making the step up to the top flight.
He wasn’t a regular at Preston but the club retained his services for 10 years, and in his final season at Deepdale he helped the club to a second placed finish in the old First Division.
He then moved to Rotherham where he initially played centre forward before switching to wing half. As well as helping the club to the League Cup final, he also played a role in helping the Millers reach the fourth round of the same competition in 1962/63, after scoring a penalty in the defeat of West Ham.
After leaving the Millers he joined Bristol City before ending his career with Darlington and a successful spell as player/manager of Morecambe. He would later have a stint as reserve team manager of Blackburn Rovers.
Everyone at Morecambe FC would like to pass on our condolences to Ken’s family and friends at this difficult time.