View Poll Results: Greatest Ever British Manager?

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  • Bob Paisley ( Liverpool )

    5 15.15%
  • Sir Alex Ferguson ( Aberdeen, Manchester United )

    8 24.24%
  • Willie Maley ( Celtic)

    1 3.03%
  • Bill Struth ( Rangers )

    0 0%
  • Jock Stein ( Dunfermline, Celtic )

    1 3.03%
  • Scott Symon (East Fife, Rangers )

    0 0%
  • Matt Busby ( Manchester United )

    4 12.12%
  • Walter Smith ( Scotland U-18, Rangers )

    1 3.03%
  • Other

    13 39.39%
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    Greatest ever British manager

    Personally I'd go for Sir Alex Ferguson, but here's breakdown of their achievements.

    Bob Paisley - Liverpool - 6 League Titles, 3 European Cups, 1 UEFA Cup, 5 Shields,
    3 League Cups, 1 European Super Cup

    Sir Alex Ferguson - Manchester United - 9 League Titles, 1 European Cup, 5 FA Cups, 5 Shields, 2 League Cups, 1 Cup Winners Cup, 1 Intercontinetal Cup, 1 European Super Cup
    Aberdeen - 3 League Titles, 4 Scottish Cups, 1 Scottish League Cup,
    1 Cup Winners Cup, 1 European Super Cup

    Willie Maley - Celtic - 16 League Titles, 14 Scottish Cups, 14 Glasgow Cups, 19 Glasgow Charity Cups.

    Bill Struth - Rangers - 18 League Titles, 10 Scottish Cups, 2 Scottish League Cups

    Jock Stein - Dunfermline - 1 Scottish Cup
    Celtic - 10 League Titles, 8 Scottish Cups, 6 Scottish League Cups, 1 European Cup

    Scott Symon - East Fife - 1 Scottish League Cup
    Rangers - 6 League Titles, 5 Scottish Cups, 4 Scottish League Cups,

    Matt Busby - Manchester United - 5 League Titles, 2 FA Cups, 1 European Cup, 5 Shields

    Walter Smith - Scotland - 1 European Youth Championship
    Rangers - 7 League Titles, 3 Scottish Cups, 3 Scottish League Cups,
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    Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson = Greatest Ever Manager
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    No Shankly or Clough there.

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    Not enough trophies. Worked off a minimum of eight.

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    Herbert Chapman. Won (or at least laid the foundations for) three consecutive league titles with two different clubs: Hudderfield (24, 25, 26) & Arsenal (33, 34, 35). Sadly the great man died of pnuemonia in 1934, so didn't live to see the 2nd & 3rd titles at Arsenal, but it was certainly his team. The feat wasn't repeated until Liverpool did it it 82, 83 & 84. Impressive IMHO.

    Can't ignore Shankly, Clough, Ramsey, Cullis or Catterick either.
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    Considered Chapman as well. Ramsey was a thought too but never heard of Cullis and Catterick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roseboy64 View Post
    Not enough trophies. Worked off a minimum of eight.
    You have to be joking, right?

    For a start, Clough won 2 Championships, 2 European Cups and 4 League Cups (plus he won the second division twice, which I presume you aren't counting), which, unless my maths has seriously gone to pot, adds up to eight.

    Secondly, all the managers in your poll, Busby aside perhaps, managed big sides and were far more likely to win trophies (especially the Celtic/Rangers managers listed) than Shankly and Clough, who took their sides from in the second division to the top of the English game. Their acheivements have to be measured in an entirely different way
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    Ye the Rangers/Celtic managers in there are a joke. Its easy for them to win something, its 50% at end of season, only two teams in Scotland.
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    Shankly, joke poll tbh.

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    How the hell is walter smith beating fergie in the poll?

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    He isn't.

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    My error, i thought He was bottom, not other.

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    From those named, I'd go for Paisley but a tactical vote to stop Taggart...
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    Cloughy for mine.

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    Jamee knows where it's at.

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    Oh yeah!
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