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Ken Shellito
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| birth_place = East Ham, London, Englanddf=y10194018}}| death_place = Inanam, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia| height = | position = Full-back| youthyears1 = | youthclubs1 = | years1 = 1959–1965Chelsea F.C.>Chelsea| caps1 = 123 | goals1 = 2 | nationalyears1 = 1963England national football team>England| nationalcaps1 = 1 | nationalgoals1 = 0 | manageryears1 = 1977–1978 | manageryears2 = 1985 | manageryears3 = 1994 | manageryears4 = 1995 | manageryears5 = 1998Chelsea F.C.>Chelsea Cambridge United F.C.>Cambridge United | managerclubs3 = Kuala Lumpur FA | managerclubs4 = Perak FA | managerclubs5 = Sabah FA| club-update = | ntupdate =}}Kenneth John Shellito (18 April 1940 – 31 October 2018) was an English footballer and manager who played for Chelsea from 1959–1965, and subsequently managed the club from 1977–1978. He worked in a coaching role for the Asian Football Confederation, based in Kuala Lumpur, before spending his later life in Inanam of Sabah as a permanent resident.WEB,weblink Ex-Sabah coach Ken Shellito passes away, Norasikin Daineh, New Straits Times, 31 October 2018, 31 October 2018, WEB,weblink Former Chelsea player and manager Ken Shellito – who bossed Blues in the First Division in the 70s – dies aged 78, Joshua Jones, The Sun (United Kingdom), The Sun, 31 October 2018, 31 October 2018, WEB,weblink Shellito true to Chelsea roots as he passes away in Sabah, Jason Dasey, The Borneo Post, 9 November 2018, 21 January 2019,

Professional career

Chelsea

Shellito spent his entire playing career at Chelsea, signing for the club from Chelsea Juniors at the age of 17 and making his professional debut two years later against Nottingham Forest.WEB,weblink Ken Shellito 1940–2018, Chelsea F.C., 31 October 2018, 21 January 2019, He featured in Tommy Docherty's re-built Chelsea side of the early 1960s as an attacking full-back, helping the club win promotion from the Second Division in 1962–63. However, as the side began to challenge for honours Shellito suffered a serious knee injury and despite several attempted comebacks, was forced to retire prematurely.BOOK, John Rowlinson, The Boys of ’66 - The Unseen Story Behind England’s World Cup Glory,weblink 7 April 2016, Ebury Publishing, 978-0-7535-5186-8, 123–,

International career

Shellito made one appearance for England, against Czechoslovakia in 1963.

Managerial career

Chelsea

Upon his retirement, Shellito joined the Chelsea coaching staff and took charge of the club's youth academy in 1968. In the summer of 1977, he was appointed manager of Chelsea, succeeding his former partner at full-back, Eddie McCreadie. He managed to keep Chelsea in the First Division in 1977–78, but the highlight of his tenure was a shock 4–2 win over reigning European champions Liverpool in the FA Cup. He left the club less than a year later, with the side at the bottom of the First Division and facing relegation.

Cambridge United

He was later manager of Cambridge United, before becoming a coach in Malaysia.

Personal life

Shellito is married to a Sabahan native, Jeany Dison and have two daughters.WEB,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20190121043050weblink">weblink The Blues Great who fell in love with Sabah, The Malay Mail, 1 November 2018, 21 January 2019, Shellito, 78, leaves behind wife Jeany and two daughters.,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20190121043050weblink">weblink 21 January 2019, dead, One of the daughter is through his previous marriage in England.

Illness and death

In late 2018, Shellito was hospitalised at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu due to lung infection and kidney complications. He was later discharged on 30 October to die at his home in Kampung Minintod, Inanam on 31 October.

References

External links

  • Ken Shellito on the Chelsea in America Celebrity Podcast (2009).
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