Chesham United FC

The Club is deeply saddened to report the death of a true club icon, John Reardon.

John first joined the Generals in 1961 as a player, before becoming Reserve Team Manager and then First Team Manager between 1967 & 1969. His spell as First Team Manager included the club most successful cup run in 1967/68, where John guided the Generals to the FA Amateur Cup final at Wembley, losing 1-0 to Leytonstone.

John was heavily involved with other local clubs throughout his life with playing spells at Slough, Maidenhead and Wycombe Wanderers as well as off-field roles at Wycombe as caretaker manager and then assistant manager to Martin O’Neill and later Club Secretary for the Chairboys.

John passed away surrounded by his family, just 20 days short of his 88th birthday. He’d been suffering from Parkinson’s Disease and dementia for several years.

Our thoughts go out to his wife Carole, daughters Nicola and Sarah, six grandchildren and brothers Dennis and Terry.