I never knew that about shankly before my era. How come we never got back to him. Who did we appoint?Both legends and larger than life characters and we should be very proud that those great football men are associated with our club.
On results it would have to be the genius that was Clough all day long but sometimes the connection with a club and affinity with the fans can override that to an extent, Charlton always spoke very fondly of his time at the Boro whereas Clough had nothing good to say about the club, which is a shame, and once he settled in the Midlands I don't think he gave the North East a backwards glance.
When you know how close we came to appointing Bill Shankly when he was manager at Grimsby and how highly he spoke of our fan base and the potential within the club, he always said not hearing back from us after agreeing to join was the biggest disappointment of his managerial career.
I always think it's unfair to say without Taylor clough wouldnt have achieved anything although they were a brilliant team. That leeds job with his and their players relationship with revie he was destined to fail.
Obviously a different game now but when people talk about modern managers like Mourinho, ferguson or Guardiola as the greatest managers it's not comparable to what clough achieved with the teams he took on.