Legendary soccer supervisor Tommy Docherty has died on the age of 92.
His household confirmed the information on Thursday, which got here following an extended battle with sickness.
The Scotsman, affectionately often known as ‘The Doc’, famously took Manchester United right down to the second division in 1974 earlier than bringing the membership straight again up as champions.
In a managerial profession which spanned throughout almost three full a long time, Docherty additionally managed Chelsea – the place he received the League Cup – Aston Villa and Scotland amongst quite a few different sides, totalling 13 by the point he retired in 1988.
As a participant, the previous midfielder turned a legend for Preston North Finish, making greater than 300 appearances over a nine-year spell on the membership, whereas additionally spending three years at Arsenal.
He received the Second Division as a participant with Preston, earlier than happening to win the identical trophy as a supervisor with United.
Docherty is credited with bringing United again from the brink when it appeared they might fall into obscurity following relegation.
Having misplaced the likes of George Finest, Sir Bobby Charlton and Denis Regulation, the previous Purple Devils boss rebuilt a youthful, attacking facet the next 12 months.
After their promotion again to the First Division, United went on to win the FA Cup underneath Docherty in 1977.
His life at Previous Trafford was by no means uninteresting and Docherty dominated the back and front pages all through the seventies.
Regardless of guiding the membership to glory at Wembley, the Scotsman misplaced his job that 12 months after an affair with the spouse of a United physiotherapist emerged.
At Chelsea within the sixties, Docherty additionally oversaw relegation in 1962 and guided the Blues again to the First Division on the first try.
He was in control of the workforce which turned often known as ‘Docherty’s Diamonds’, with the likes of Terry Venables, Bobby Tambling, Peter Bonetti and Barry Bridges.
Chelsea followers can even thank him for the altering the membership’s shorts from white to blue, which stays the color of alternative in the present day.
A particular documentary celebrating the lifetime of ‘The Doc’ will air at 7pm tonight on talkSPORT.