Former Premier League star, 62, now postman who delivers letters to old club’s training ground

THERE’S a good reason why Coventry’s FA Cup 1987 hero Micky Gynn hopes his old club delivers a first-class show against Manchester United at Wembley.

Because for the last 28 years Gynn has worked as a postman for the Royal Mail and his daily round at Berkswell and Balsall Common — just ten minutes from Birmingham Airport — includes delivering the post to Sky Blues supporters as well as Aston Villa and Brum fans, too.

Coventry legend Micky Gynn played in the club's 1987 FA Cup final win over Tottenham


Coventry legend Micky Gynn played in the club’s 1987 FA Cup final win over TottenhamCredit: PA:Empics Sport
He has only been back to Wembley once since winning the FA Cup 37 years ago


He has only been back to Wembley once since winning the FA Cup 37 years agoCredit: PA:Empics Sport

And Gynn, 62, who has been off work since January after a hand operation, once had a round that included delivery to his old Coventry training ground!

He said: “That always felt a bit strange. I used to have that urge to turn back time and run in and get my shorts on and join in!

“I have a hereditary condition called Dupuytren contracture where you suddenly get lumps appear on your hands, which need removing quickly.

“I hope to get the all-clear to return to work next week. I have really missed it. I’ve worked for Royal Mail for 28 years and I want to celebrate my 30th anniversary with them.”

Former midfielder Gynn made his Wembley debut in the 1987 final, when his Sky Blues side won 3-2 against Tottenham.

Amazingly, he has only been back to the national stadium once since as a player… three months later when Cov lost 1-0 to Everton in the Charity Shield.

And he won’t be there tomorrow, either.

He revealed: “I have been given two tickets for the semi-final but gave them to my son, Luke, and his friend due to the problem with my hand.”


Gynn has made lifelong friends from Coventry’s incredible first-ever major trophy success 37 years ago.

He added: “We had reunions in 2007 after 20 years and in 2017 after 30 years. It’s not quite the same since we lost Cyrille Regis and our managers John Sillett and George Curtis.

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“I joined Coventry in 1983 from Peterborough at the same time as Trevor Peake and Dave Bennett. These guys are like my extended family.

“The three of us were at the Coventry Transport Museum last week where the open-top bus we used after winning the final is still there. We did a bit for the BBC. It brought back so many happy memories.

“Peaky will ping us a WhatsApp message every six weeks or so and a few of the lads including Steve Ogrizovic and Dave Burrows, Dave, Kirk Stephens, myself, Peaky plus family and great friends like Ady Metcalfe who are all part of our get together.

“I will never ever get bored of talking about our 1987 win. My only regret is that I had a chance right at the end of the final to make it 4-2 and score the final goal.

“Unfortunately I was out on my feet. It was a boiling hot day and I was completely dehydrated. Luckily it didn’t matter as we won anyway.”


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