Peter Swales (25 December 1932 – 2 May 1996) was a businessman, and most notably the chairman of Manchester City F.C. from 1973 until 1993. He held a variety of prominent positions within the game including Chairman of the FA's International Committee and he was also a vice-president of the F.A.
Swales became Manchester City chairman in 1973, with the club in a reasonably strong position and regularly challenging at the top of the Football League with clubs such as Liverpool, Leeds United and Derby County. Swales presided over a general decline in City's fortunes, which was exacerbated by numerous controversial decisions. After two decades, frustration grew and was ousted by Francis Lee after a long protest by City supporters, famously known as "Forward with Franny".
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