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Shankly: The Leaving of Liverpool



On Friday 12 July 1974, Bill Shankly shocked football by announcing his retirement as Liverpool manager at the age of 61.

Between taking over as Liverpool manager in October 1959 and his retirement 15 years later, he transformed a second-rate, moribund club, stuck in the depths of the Second Division, into the finest team of its generation.

And yet by the time of his death Shankly was a tragic figure, the forgotten architect of Liverpool’s footballing dominance. Shunned by his former club…


Liverpool In The Headlines

Pub Date : 2016-02-15 | Author : Daniel K. Longman | Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN 10 : 9781445648873
ISBN 13 : 1445648873

A history of Liverpool, told through the archives of the Liverpool Echo...


Bill Shankly It S Much More Important Than That

Pub Date : 2011-05-31 | Author : Stephen F Kelly | Publisher : Random House

ISBN 10 : 9780753546765
ISBN 13 : 0753546760

'Football is not just a matter of life and death: it's much more important than that' - Bill Shankly Bill Shankly was without doubt among the greatest football managers of the post..


Into The Red

Pub Date : 2012-08-17 | Author : John Williams | Publisher : Random House

ISBN 10 : 9781780577340
ISBN 13 : 1780577346

After a decade in football wilderness, weighed down by the legacy of unmatched domestic and European successes in the 1970s and ’80s, Liverpool Football Club – under new French..


Liverpool In The 1970s

Pub Date : 2005-04 | Author : Phil Thompson | Publisher : Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN 10 : 0752434314
ISBN 13 : 9780752434315

When the legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly retired in 1974 he was leaving in place at Anfield the second outstanding team that he had assembled. Shankly's team had tasted su..


Anfield Iron

Pub Date : 2008 | Author : Tommy Smith | Publisher : Random House

ISBN 10 : 9780593061190
ISBN 13 : 0593061195

Footballing legend Tommy Smith played with Liverpool for eighteen years from 1960 to 1978. During this time he won almost every honour club football has to offer - 4 First Division..


The Great And The Good

Pub Date : 2012-10-18 | Author : John Giles | Publisher : Hachette Ireland

ISBN 10 : 9781444743647
ISBN 13 : 1444743643

In The Great and the Good, Ireland's leading football pundit and legend of the game John Giles looks back on more than fifty years of football, at developments in the game from the..


Shankly S Village

Pub Date : 2015-10-01 | Author : Adam Powley | Publisher : Pitch Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781785311253
ISBN 13 : 1785311255

Glenbuck is a name that resonates through the history of football in Britain. Once a tiny village in the Ayrshire coalfields, it produced an unprecedented roll call of professional..


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