Soccer - Jimmy Hill - Press Conference - Dorchester Hotel, London1967
Former Coventry City Manager and footballer Jimmy Hill at a press conference to announce him becoming the head of London Weekend Television Limited's Sports Unit. Also pictured is Managing Director Michael Peacock (c). Balham born Hill (39) began his football career as an amateur with Reading and signed as a professional with Brentford before joining Fulham. He became chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association in 1956 and successfully negotiated a new deal for the players which culminated in the abolition of the maximum wage in 1960. He became Coventry City manager in 1961 and led the club from the third to the first Division in five and a half years.