Bob Jack

Robert "Bob" Jack (4 April 1876 – 6 May 1943) was a Scottish football player and manager. Born in Alloa, Jack played in the Football League for Bolton Wanderers, Preston North End and Glossop, and the Southern League for Plymouth Argyle and Southend United. He was an outside forward. Jack is Argyle's most successful and longest-serving manager. During his 29 years in charge, the club won two league championships and established itself in the Second Division of the Football League. Jack also managed Southend for four years. His son, David, scored the first goal at Wembley Stadium.

Bob Jack
Jack as a Plymouth Argyle player
Personal information
Full name Robert Jack
Date of birth (1876-04-04)4 April 1876
Place of birth Alloa, Scotland
Date of death 6 May 1943(1943-05-06) (aged 67)
Place of death Southend-on-Sea, England
Position(s) Outside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1891–1895 Alloa Athletic
1895–1901 Bolton Wanderers 110 (29)
1901–1902 Preston North End 22 (6)
1902–1903 Glossop 30 (6)
1903–1906 Plymouth Argyle 93 (8)
1906–1910 Southend United
1910 Plymouth Argyle 1 (0)
Total 256 (49)
Teams managed
1905–1906 Plymouth Argyle
1906–1910 Southend United
1910–1938 Plymouth Argyle
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only