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Tom Watson (April 1859 - May 1915) was an English football manager who managed Sunderland A.F.C. and Liverpool F.C. around the turn of the 20th century.
He was in charge at Sunderland for six seasons from 1889–96. During this time, he led the club into the Football League. Under his guidance, Sunderland won three league championships in 1891–92, 1892–93 and 1894–95, making him the most successful manager in their history.
Watson moved to Liverpool in 1896, and enjoyed further success there until his death in 1915. During his time at Liverpool, he won the league on a furthertwo occasions, in 1900–01 and 1905–06. He also took Liverpool to their first FA Cup Final in 1914, which they lost 1–0 to Burnley F.C.
|Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England|
|Other clubs as manager: Sunderland|
|Arrived from: Sunderland|
|Signed for LFC: 17.08.1896|
|First game in charge: 01.09.1896|
|Contract expiry: Until death 06.05.1915|
|LFC league games as manager: 678|
|Total LFC games as manager: 742|
|Honours: First Division champions 1901, 1906, Second Division champions 1905|