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Pat Rice
Pat Rice
Personal information
Full name Patrick James Rice
Date of birth 17 March 1949 (1949-03-17) (age 70)
Place of birth    Belfast, Flag of Republic Ireland Northern Ireland
Playing position Right back
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1964–1980
1980–1984
Total
Arsenal
Watford
 
397 0(12)
112 00(1)
509 0(13)   
National team
1968–1979 Northern Ireland 049 00(0)
Teams managed
1984–1996
1996
1996–2012
Arsenal (Youth team coach)
Arsenal (Caretaker manager)
Arsenal (Assistant manager)

Patrick James "Pat" Rice, MBE (born 17 March 1949) is a Northern Irish former footballer and coach. As a player he made over 400 appearances for Arsenal, winning the Double, and later made a hundred more appearances for Watford. He also won 49 caps for Northern Ireland. After retirement from playing professionally he served as assistant manager of Arsenal, a position he held since the appointment of Arsène Wenger in 1996, and helped the club to two more Doubles, amongst other silverware, in that time. He announced his retirement from the post on 10 May 2012.

Personal life

In November 2013 it was announced that Rice had been admitted to hospital for cancer treatment.

After making a recovery from such in March 2014 he returned to The Emirates at half-time during an FA Cup game against Everton, making a joke about Spurs. The Gooners went on to win the game 2–0.

Honours

Player

Arsenal
Watford

External links

Arsenal Football Club - Managers

Mitchell (1897–1898) • Elcoat (1898–1899) • Bradshaw (1899–1904) • Kelso (1904–1908) • Morrell (1908–1915) • McEwen (1915–1919c) • Knighton (1919–1925) • Chapman (1925–1934) • Shaw (1934c) • Allison (1934–1947) • Whittaker (1947–1956) • Crayston (1956–1958) • Swindin (1958–1962) • Wright (1962–1966) • Mee (1966–1976) • Neill (1976–1983) • Howe (1983–1986) • Burtenshaw (1986c) • Graham (1986–1995) • Houston (1995c) • Rioch (1995–1996) • Houston (1996c) • Rice (1996c) • Wenger (1996–2018) Emery (2018–)

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