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Tommy Docherty

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Tommy Docherty born 28th April 1928, we often say that legend is a commonly used word, but Tommy certainly falls into that category. As a player he played at Chelsea, Celtic, Preston North end, Arsenal he played for the Scotland senior team on 25 occasions. Tommy is best know as a manager having managed Chelsea 1961-1967, Rotherham United 1967-1968, he spent a year at Queens Park Rangers in 1968, Aston Villa 1968-1970, Porto 1970-1971, caretaker then manager of Scotland 1971-1972, Manchester United 1972-1977, Derby County 1977-1979, Queens Park Rangers 1979-1980, then went to Australia, Preston North end, Wolverhampton and finished at Altrincham FC in 1988. It was through his talent of spotting players he brought in Terry Venables, Bobby Tambling, Peter Bonetti and Barry Bridges. It was through Tommy that Chelsea’s shorts went from  colour white to Blue. (they still are for the first team) Tommy was most famous for his role with Manchester United where he went from managing the Scottish national side to winning the FA cup in 1977. Although now in his 80’s he is still a character, he has some wonderful stories and is a great ambassador for the game of football.

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