Former Miller Roy Massey talks about his life and career in new book

ROTHERHAM United supporters can read more about the life and career of Mexborough-born former player Roy Massey in his new autobiography, “A Life in Football and Coach to the Stars”.
Book cover.Book cover.
Book cover.

Roy turned out for the Millers in the mid-1960s when he sustained an injury which would ultimately result in his playing days ending a few years later.

He is scheduled to speak at the Rotherham United Nostalgia Meeting at The Reach Club in Ferham on Thursday, October 26 (7.30pm).

Capped at England youth level, before signing a contract at Rotherham he turned down pro deals with Sheffield Wednesday – where his grandfather had won the FA Cup – and Sheffield United while also rejecting offers from Aston Villa and Arsenal.

After hanging up his boots Roy moved to Colchester United where he became successful in finding young players who would go on to have fantastic careers in the game.

He later worked full-time at Norwich City before heading up the illustrious Arsenal Academy under Liam Brady from 1998-2014.

Plenty of stories in the book are centred around those experiences.

The autobiography has been produced alongside Mark Metcalf, a member of the NUJ and Football Writers’ Association.

“A Life in Football and Coach to the Stars" is available from a host of retailers and book stores.