1946 Ron (Claude Samuel) Gingell

Ron Gingell, was born in Warmley on the  22 October 1920, he was a footballer, football scout and manager. He assumed the name "Ron" as he disliked his birth names "Claude Samuel".

He played as a full back Exeter before the War, and for Chelsea, Liverpool and Bury as a wartime guest player.

He was on the club's books at Exeter as a professional for the season 1946/47. playing for the reserves in the Southern League in defence.

He moved to Cheltenham Town soon after. 

Ron went on to manage Minehead from 1959-72 and when Doug Hillard resigned in 1972 as manager of Taunton he was replaced by Ron Gingell who had spent 14 seasons as manager of Minehead. Ron guided Taunton to four consecutive runners-up positions, but the club never regained the championship.

He later became chief scout for Bristol Rovers and became their caretaker manager for  one game in 1981 at the age of 61, following the departure of Terry Cooper from  the club.

Ron died in October 1988.




This is probably Ron Gingell. His full name was Claude Samuel, which he wasn't too fond of apparently. 

Ron went on to manage Minehead from 1959-72 and then moved on to Taunton Town.

Paul Farley


A brilliant lead thank you, I have rewritten his biography and added a photo thank you,

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