Bill Shankly

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Bill Shankly (2 September 1913 – 29 September 1981) was a Scottish football manager and footballer remembered as manager of Liverpool. A former miner, he was the youngest of five footballing sons, playing most notably for Preston North End from 1933 to 1949. He turned to football management, firstly at Carlisle United, before eventually joining Liverpool in 1959 then languishing in the Second Division. There ambition saw him build a great team who led Liverpool to firstly promotion (1962), then league championships (1964, 1966, 1973), the FA cup (1965, 1974) and the UEFA cup (1973) before he retired in 1974. He is often quoted ‘Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I can assure them it’s much more serious than that’.

 

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