Brian Clough - My Fake Diary

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Saturday, 15 September 2012

This lad got it right when writing about me - straight and to the point, I liked this:

Clough was never a big fan of Don Revie's Leeds side so it was a huge shock when he replaced Revie at Elland Road. What came as a bigger shock was that Clough managed to last 44 days before being axed.

In 1965 Clough was appointed manager of Fourth Division Hartlepool United. The new boss installed Peter Taylor as his assistant at the Victoria Ground. Taylor had been a team-mate of Clough at Middlesbrough. The duo led Pool to a creditable eighth place finish in 1967. The North East club had spent most of their 57-year history rooted to the bottom of the Football League.

These noticeable achievement made Clough and Taylor hot property. In 1968 they were recruited by Derby County. The once proud Rams had fallen on hard times and looked destined for relegation to...

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