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Tommy Docherty

Tommy Docherty's playing career began at Celtic in 1947 before joining Preston. He made over 300 league appearances for the club and played in the 1954 FA Cup final. He won 25 caps for Scotland and played in the 1954 World Cup. From Preston he moved to Arsenal where he played for three years.

He was appointed Chelsea manager in 1962 and achieved promotion to Division One, won the League Cup and reached the FA Cup final. From there his managerial career encompassed 12 different clubs together with the Scotland post. Docherty managed Manchester United in the mid-70s and Derby County. He retired from football in 1988 and has made a successful career as a TV pundit and after-dinner speaker.

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The Doc: My Story

Tommy Docherty
Tommy Docherty

Outspoken and honest, 'The Doc' remains one of football's most vivid characters. He achieved success on the pitch with Preston and Scotland, yet it is as a manager that he secured his place in football history, leading no fewer than fourteen teams in four different countries. He resigned from Chelsea; he was sacked by Manchester United within two weeks of winning the 1977 FA Cup and at Derby he became embroiled in a bitter legal dispute. Now, for the first time, the Doc reveals all about his life in the footballing world and those who have shared it - Shankly, Busby, Clough, Ramsey, Stein. This is a story like no other, from one of the biggest personalities of the game.