Former Posh winger and manager Billy Hails dies aged 82


The Posh Supporters Trust were sad to hear that former Posh winger and manager Billy Hails recently died aged 82.

Born in County Durham Billy joined the Posh from Lincoln City in 1955 and played for the Posh from 1955 through to 1962.

As a Posh player he won the Midland League title five times and the 4th Division League title in the 1960/61 season.

Billy left the Posh in October 1962 to join rivals Northampton Town , who he helped to the 3rd Division title in 1963.

After Northampton Billy had spells with Luton Town, Nuneaton Borough and Rugby before Jim Iley brought him back to the Posh in the late 1960’s as trainer.

In 1977 Billy was John Barnwell’s right-hand man at the Posh and was appointed caretaker manager before his role was made permanent in November 1978.

Our thoughts and condolences go to Billy’s family at this very sad time.

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