Tuesday, September 11, 2007
National team caps and goals correct as of November 8, 2006. * Appearances (Goals)
Luther Loide Blissett (born February 1, 1958 in Falmouth, Jamaica) is a footballer and coach. Blissett played as a striker for, amongst others, Watford, A.C. Milan and England during the 1980s.
He was one of the first footballers of Afro-English descent to play for England, and scored a hat-trick on his first full international match - a 9-0 win over Luxembourg. This made him the first black player ever to score a hat-trick for the national team. He never scored in any other international however, which led tabloid newspapers to dub him "Luther Missitt".
Following retirement from playing in 1994, Blissett rejoined Watford as a coach in February 1996, coming in with returning manager Graham Taylor. He left the club in June 2001, following the appointment of Gianluca Vialli as manager. Vialli wanted to appoint his own back-room staff, and thus Blissett was deemed surplus to requirements, to the anger of many fans.
In May 2002, he moved to York City to carry out a coaching role.
Luther Blissett is currentley rumoured to be in talks with West Bromich Albion Chairman Jeremy Peace about replacing the under-fire Tony Mowbray.
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