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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…



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