East Fife mourn loss of the Mighty Quinn

East Fife FC has announced the passing of promotion winning former player and manager, Pat Quinn.
Pat Quinn. Pic courtesy of East Fife FC.Pat Quinn. Pic courtesy of East Fife FC.
Pat Quinn. Pic courtesy of East Fife FC.

Quinn enjoyed a terrific career as a young player, representing Albion Rovers, and Motherwell while also winning international honours for Scotland, picking up four caps.

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.

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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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