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Frank Clark (born 9 September 1943) is an English former footballer and manager.

He was born in Consett, County Durham. He started at Crook Town, playing as a full-back. He started his professional career at Newcastle United, before joining Nottingham Forest, where he was part of Forest's 1978 Championship-winning squad and the following year's European Cup triumph. After retiring from playing Clark went on to become assistant manager under Ken Knighton at Sunderland and Leyton Orient. Upon Knighton's departure, he was promoted to manager at Leyton Orient], before spells at Nottingham Forest and Manchester City.

Whilst at Leyton Orient, he won the Fourth Division playoffs in 1989. Two years later, he became Managing Director of the Brisbane Road club and Peter Eustace became team manager. Clark remained in this role for two years until he accepted an offer to succeed the retiring Brian Clough as manager of Nottingham Forest.

Forest had just been relegated to Division One when Clark took over, but he took them back to the Premiership after achieving automatic promotion in second place. The club made an impressive top flight comeback by finishing third in the league and qualifying for the UEFA Cup. Forest were the only English team to play European football after Christmas during 1995-96, as they reached the UEFA Cup quarter finals where they were eliminated by eventual winners Bayern Munich. No other English club reached a European quarter-final that season. However, Forest finished ninth in the league, meaning that there would be no European action at the City Ground in 1996-97.

During his time as manager of Forest, he sold Stan Collymore to Liverpool for a then national record fee of £8.4million in June 1995. He had signed Collymore from Southend United two years earlier for £2.2million and during that time he had established himself as one of England's top strikers. Other successful signings by Clark included Collymore's strike partner Bryan Roy and understudy Jason Lee. However, he is also remembered for several "flop" signings for Forest, including Andrea Silenzi and Nikola Jerkan.

Clark resigned in December 1996 with Forest heading for relegation, but he was soon back in the game as manager of Manchester City. After a promising start results took a serious downturn, and he was sacked after 15 months with City on the brink of relegation to the league's third tier for the first time ever. This was his last management job.

He is now the Regional Director of the League Managers Association.

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