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Mick Buxton
Personal information
Full name Michael James Buxton
Date of birth 29 May 1943 (1943-05-29) (age 66)
Place of birth    Corbridge, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Halifax Town
18 (0)
35 (0)   
Teams managed
Huddersfield Town
Scunthorpe United

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Michael James "Mick" Buxton (born 29 May 1943) is a former footballer and football manager in England. He has managed Huddersfield Town, Scunthorpe United and Sunderland.


Playing career

During his playing career, Buxton played in the Football League for both Burnley and Halifax Town, making a total of 53 professional appearances in nine seasons.

Managerial career


Huddersfield Town

Buxton was appointed manager of Huddersfield Town in 1978. He would go on to be one of the most successful managers in the club's recent history, winning promotion to the Third Division in 1980 and the Second Division in 1983. The Terriers would remain in the second tier for five seasons, but Buxton was sacked on 23 December 1986, to be replaced by Steve Smith. Buxton returned to Town in 1993 as coach under Ian Ross.

Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe United would be Buxton's next managerial appointment. He remained there for four years, with the team occasionally mounting a promotion challenge in this period. He left by mutual consent on 31 January 1991. He returned to Scunthorpe in 1996, but left the following year.


Following the dismissal of Terry Butcher with the side in the relegation zone, Buxton would be appointed Sunderland manager in 1993. A tightening of the team's defence led to an improvement in results and Sunderland finished the 1993-94 season in 12th place. Although a reasonable defensive record was maintained the following season, Sunderland were entangled in a relegation struggle and Buxton would be replaced by Peter Reid.

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