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player-manager Line breaks: player-manager

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Definition of player-manager in English:


A person who both plays in a sports team and manages it.
Example sentences
  • ‘In the recent game between Grimsby and Stockport, goals were scored by both player-managers - Paul Groves and Carlton Palmer,’ notices Pete Green.
  • In 1955, he joined the Phillies' organization as a player-manager in Olean, New York.
  • He ended his career as a player-manager for the Cardinals in 1953, and later managed the White Sox and Rangers.

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