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Manager of the Year
« on: July 6, 2015, 01:07:49 PM »
I am trying to find out who won the Manager of the Year prior to when football was invented in 1992.  I have carried out various searches on the Internet without success.  We know Paisley won it.  We know Shankly won it.  We know Clough won it.  I am sure the likes of Bertie Mee, Don Review, Joe Mercer, Bobby Robson and Alf Ramsey won it, and yet I can't find a list.

I think it was awarded by the PFA, but am not sure.  It was prior to the LMA (Latest MU Application) awards

Can anyone help.
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Re: Manager of the Year
« Reply #1 on: July 6, 2015, 06:16:18 PM »
Difficult to find indeed but it was officially the "Bells Whisky Trophy for Manager of the Year " or "Bell's Scotch Whisky Cup",  then later sponsored by Barclays Bank which helps with the search !! This is what I managed to find so far ....


"Other happy memories are at the end of each season we attended the Bells lunch which was always held the day before the traditional England v Scotland game.

So one year it would be in London, the next year in Scotland.

On those occasions the guest of honour would announce the four divisional managers of the year."

Lawrie McMenemy from   http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/sport/1348574.Why_drinking_whisky_is_a_bad_idea_____/


The Manager of the Year Awards were first held in 1969 according to  The Little Red Book of Liverpool FC  , yet I found a photo of Matt Busby with a different (pyramid shaped) trophy from 1968 . Can't find any more info !!





Bob Paisley won it the most times !!

(Here in 1982)

 

Shankly won it too of course  !! (1973)



Joe Fagan in 1984 ...



King Kenny in 1986 ...



Kenny in 1990 ...



1968       Matt Busby     (Man Utd)

1969        Don Revie      (Leeds United)

1970        Don Revie      (Leeds United)

1971        Bertie Mee     (Arsenal)

1972        Don Revie      (Leeds United)

1973        Bill Shankly    (Liverpool)

1974        Jack Charlton (Middlesbrough)

1975        Ron Saunders (Aston Villa)

1976        Bob Paisley    (Liverpool)

1977        Bob Paisley    (Liverpool)

1978        Brian Clough   (Nottingham Forest)

1979        Bob Paisley   (Liverpool)

1980        Bob Paisley    (Liverpool)

1981        Ron Saunders ? (Aston Villa) , Bobby Robson (Ipswich Town ) ?

1982        Bob Paisley    (Liverpool)

1983        Bob Paisley    (Liverpool)

1984        Joe Fagan      (Liverpool)

1985        Howard Kendall    (Everton)

1986        Kenny Dalglish     (Liverpool)

1987        Howard Kendall    (Everton)

1988        Kenny Dalglish     (Liverpool)

1989        George Graham    (Arsenal)

1990        Kenny Dalglish     (Liverpool)

1991        George Graham    (Arsenal)

So Bob with 6 trophies and Liverpool managers with 11 out of 22 on what I could find so far !!


No trophy here (except the important ones ;)  )  but look at the amount of Manager of the Month gallon bottles Bob's won  ;D

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Re: Manager of the Year
« Reply #2 on: July 6, 2015, 06:47:22 PM »
Even better photos of Shanks with the trophy in 73 ...

Man of the People !!



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Mr A Ferguson on Anfield after THAT St Etienne game : "I didn't walk away from the ground after the game, I floated out. I had been caught up in the most exciting football atmosphere I have ever experienced."

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Re: Manager of the Year
« Reply #3 on: July 6, 2015, 07:47:40 PM »
Fantastic, thanks for that.
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Re: Manager of the Year
« Reply #4 on: July 6, 2015, 07:52:01 PM »
Fantastic, thanks for that.

Haha , my pleasure - once I got started I couldn't stop  ;D

Should probably go in the main Liverpool thread now , being as we won it so often and there's so many photos !!  :D
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Mr A Ferguson on Anfield after THAT St Etienne game : "I didn't walk away from the ground after the game, I floated out. I had been caught up in the most exciting football atmosphere I have ever experienced."

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Re: Manager of the Year
« Reply #5 on: July 6, 2015, 08:32:37 PM »
Looks like Jock Stein won it in 1966 , with Shankly runner-up maybe ?  You can see the different trophy - perhaps it was British Manager of the Year previously ?

Or maybe Shankly won the English version and Stein the Scottish award ? Anyone know ? Anyone care ? ;D



"Liverpool Exchange MP Bessie Braddock (c) presents the two winning managers, Liverpool’s Bill Shankly (l) and Celtic’s Jock Stein (r), with their cheques for £500 and £1000 respectively as Stein holds onto his Manager of the Year trophy. 16/6/1966."

He won it again in 1967 ...

"Bill Nicholson presents Jock Stein with 1967 manager of the years award"



And Matt Busby in 1968 ...

« Last Edit: July 6, 2015, 08:40:24 PM by mersey_paradise »
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Mr A Ferguson on Anfield after THAT St Etienne game : "I didn't walk away from the ground after the game, I floated out. I had been caught up in the most exciting football atmosphere I have ever experienced."

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Re: Manager of the Year
« Reply #6 on: July 6, 2015, 09:11:03 PM »
Love the grin  ;D

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Mr A Ferguson on Anfield after THAT St Etienne game : "I didn't walk away from the ground after the game, I floated out. I had been caught up in the most exciting football atmosphere I have ever experienced."

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Re: Manager of the Year
« Reply #7 on: July 6, 2015, 09:16:07 PM »
Bob congratulating Clough in 1978 ...

RIP Alex Jarmay .                                           Justice is coming for the 96 YNWA

Mr A Ferguson on Anfield after THAT St Etienne game : "I didn't walk away from the ground after the game, I floated out. I had been caught up in the most exciting football atmosphere I have ever experienced."

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Re: Manager of the Year
« Reply #8 on: July 6, 2015, 09:20:43 PM »
Here, Shankly lights Paisley a cigar after his successor was named Manager of the Year in 1976.



RIP Alex Jarmay .                                           Justice is coming for the 96 YNWA

Mr A Ferguson on Anfield after THAT St Etienne game : "I didn't walk away from the ground after the game, I floated out. I had been caught up in the most exciting football atmosphere I have ever experienced."

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Re: Manager of the Year
« Reply #9 on: July 6, 2015, 09:38:41 PM »
1974        Jack Charlton (Middlesbrough)

Really?

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Re: Manager of the Year
« Reply #10 on: July 6, 2015, 10:03:05 PM »
1974        Jack Charlton (Middlesbrough)

Really?

Challenger of the Year!!!

Love the grin  ;D



Fantastic pics there Mersey_Paradise.  Thanks for posting.
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Re: Manager of the Year
« Reply #11 on: July 6, 2015, 10:07:19 PM »
1974        Jack Charlton (Middlesbrough)

Really?

Apparently so !! ...

"Jack was quickly offered the job as manager of Middlesbrough and he led them to promotion back to the top flight in his first season by such a considerable margin that he was given the Manager of the Year Award, an honour never before bestowed on a boss from outside the top division."



http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/history/sport/9100207.Inspiring_players____return_to_top_flight/
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Re: Manager of the Year
« Reply #12 on: July 6, 2015, 10:11:11 PM »
Anyone find if Ron Saunders won it in 81 for Villa ?  - can't find anything .

Apparently he won it as a second-division manager  in 75 with Villa , winning the League Cup in addition to the second division title ..

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RIP Alex Jarmay .                                           Justice is coming for the 96 YNWA

Mr A Ferguson on Anfield after THAT St Etienne game : "I didn't walk away from the ground after the game, I floated out. I had been caught up in the most exciting football atmosphere I have ever experienced."

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Re: Manager of the Year
« Reply #13 on: July 6, 2015, 10:17:49 PM »
Great pictures.
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Re: Manager of the Year
« Reply #14 on: July 6, 2015, 11:28:48 PM »
Bob congratulating Clough in 1978 ...



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