FC Halifax Town: Former manager John Carroll dies

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Former Halifax Town manager John Carroll has died.

He was manager at The Shay between April 1996 and February 1997.

John also managed Runcorn from 1991 to 1995, having joined the Linnets as a player in 1987, and Gateshead from 1997 to 1998.

He took Runcorn to the FA Trophy Final in 1993 and 1994. Both Wembley visits ended in defeat.

He was assistant manager at Total Network Solutions from 2002 to 2004 and in 2007 was appointed an academy coach at Port Vale.