Ancient Manchester United and Scotland manager Tommy Docherty has died on the age of 92 following a protracted illness, his family launched on Thursday.
“The Doc” made higher than 300 appearances for Preston, also playing for Celtic, Arsenal and Chelsea, and gained 25 caps for Scotland.
He went on to get hold of a watch on 12 golf equipment — including Chelsea, Aston Villa and Derby — and had a spell responsible of Scotland.
He gained the League Cup as Chelsea boss but used to be easiest recognized for his five-year spell at Old Trafford, overseeing an FA Cup closing safe over Bob Paisley’s Liverpool in 1977.
“Tommy handed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home,” a family spokesman in point of fact helpful Britain’s Press Association.
“He used to be a great-cherished husband, father and papa and would possibly possibly maybe also merely be terribly uncared for.”
Docherty used to be irrepressible, outspoken and barely controversial, accruing a apparently never-ending provide of anecdotes, quips and one-liners.
In December 1972, with Scotland on their formulation to the 1974 World Cup finals in West Germany, he quit as manager to get hold of over at Manchester United.
“One in every of my supreme regrets used to be leaving the Scotland job after I did,” he later said.
The Red Devils had been relegated to the 2nd division in 1974, but stormed assist the next season as champions.
After surprisingly shedding the 1976 FA Cup closing 1-0 to 2d Division Southampton, he led United to the FA Cup closing again the next year when they beat favourites Liverpool 2-1.
Alternatively, celebrations did now not closing as he used to be nearly straight away sacked for having an affair with the spouse of membership physiotherapist Laurie Brown.
Docherty later married Mary Brown and they remained collectively till his loss of life. They had two teenagers, while he had four teenagers with Agnes, who died in 2002.
Subsequently he worked as an after-dinner speaker and media pundit.