Thursday, December 1, 2011

Brian Clough - very few words

Can anything be said about Brian Clough that hasn’t already been said? It’s extremely difficult to sum up his career in a nutshell without going into the details of Clough’s persona. One thing is sure though, he was bloody brilliant. Unfortunately, I never got to watch his sides during their, and his, prime years (only started watching Football during his last years in charge of Nottingham Forest), but having read a lot about him and watched all sorts of documentaries depicting his character - I know that he deserves the upmost respect and recognition from everyone involved in Football today.

Successes as a manager at Derby County and in particular Nottingham Forest (one of the rare sides to defend the European Cup/Champions League title in back-to-back seasons, in its old format) proved to be the high points in what was a fantastic, controversial and illustrious career. One day I’ll conjure up enough material, energy and effort to write something that’ll somewhat provide a better insight to the man.

But for the time being, here’s a little summary (by Espn, via Youtube) about the Legend. His interviews were one of a kind. His arrogance would make Mourinho look like a gentle man. His certainty, honesty and straightforwardness would make “the man on the street” feel proud.

If you haven’t got the time to watch these clips, make the time to watch them.

Mr Clough, one of the greatest managers of all-time, I salute you.

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Even the greatest boxer of all-time Muhammed Ali heard about him!

(P.S: You should all watch the movie “The Damned United” which tells the story of Clough’s 44 days in charge at Leeds United. It’s a fantastic movie)

1 comment:

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