Shankly


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Shankly

Bill. 1913--81, Scottish footballer and manager of Liverpool FC (1959--74)
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LIVERPOOL'S Shankly Hotel is set to open its doors today - and the ECHO has been given an exclusive sneak peek.
Everyone wanted to take the Ferry across the Mersey but Alex Totten was happy enough to take the train to Liverpool Lime Street Station after Bill Shankly, right, called.
A five-times capped international for the Republic of Ireland, who will pay tribute to him before their game against Serbia next month, he was schooled by legendary Scottish manager Bill Shankly at Leeds Road.
Shankly was suspicious of a light bulb in his hotel room in Eastern Europe "Chairman Mao has never seen a greater show of red strength than today.
And 45,000 people will split the Merseyside sky with the sound of tumultuous applause for Bill Shankly.
But as we mark the 100th anniversary of his birth tomorrow, Bill Shankly will rightly be remembered as football's most special manager - whatever Jose Mourinho wishes to call himself.
FORMER Bluebirds player Bill Shankly - yes, the great former Liverpool manager - would have been 100 years old early next month.
Liverpool had never tasted cup success when Smith signed professional forms at Anfield in 1960 and a new book, Liverpool FC Heroes, details the day Bill Shankly met his match, in the youngster''s straight-talking mother.
Summary: Liverpool will use Wednesday's match against Wigan to commemorate the 50th anniversary of manager Bill Shankly taking over at the club.
PHIL Thompson, the last of the Shankly boys, has led the tributes to the Anfield legend in the week which marks the 50th anniversary of the Scot's appointment as Liverpool manager.
BILL Shankly was one of football's most legendary characters, but in July 1974 he decided to quit the beautiful game - retiring as Liverpool manager after nearly 15 years at Anfield.