East Fife mourn loss of the Mighty Quinn
A move to Blackpool followed before Quinn returned north of the border with Hibs. In August 1969 East Fife manager Bill Baxter brought Quinn to Bayview along with former Motherwell team mate John Martis.
After the departure of Baxter in October 1970 Quinn accepted the post of player-manager, going on to guide the Methil men to promotion to the top flight after a thirteen year absence.
He departed in 1973-74, a season with resulted in relegation and brought to an end what was the club’s last spell in the top flight.
This week, East Fife FC said: “For those of us fortunate enough to remember that season (1970-71 promotion) he will always be ‘The Mighty Quinn’.
Latterly Quinn coached in Scotland and Iceland.
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