TalkOfTheDevils.com is delighted and privileged to announce that former Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty will contribute to the website for the 2014/15 season.
Docherty – one of the most controversial figures in the history of the club – took over in 1972, taking United on a whirlwind journey that included the pain of relegation in 1974, promotion in 1975 after an infamous year in Division Two, and FA Cup glory in 1977. Supporters of that era – as well as United legends Gordon Hill and Sammy McIlroy, whose contributions will also feature over the next year – insist that Docherty would have taken the club to the heights of the Division One title and European Cup glory.
The Scot was responsible for putting together a young team that played thrilling, attacking football, before he was sacked in 1977 following revelations of an affair with the wife of the physiotherapist. Though never reaching the heights of his time at United afterwards, Docherty remained a popular figure in the media due to his insight and wisecracks.
We are thrilled to be able to bring some of Tommy’s thoughts on the game to TalkOfTheDevils.com readers and look forward to sharing his first contribution, which will be within the following week.