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BRIAN CLOUGH: PLAYING THE GAME HIS WAY

Bringing out the best in people is key in management. Brian Clough achieved this with his teams, in his own style. His magnetism and straight talking served as lessons to any manager in any field, says Grahame Jones.

 

12th October 2020
“Clough’s greatest gift as a manager,” said chat-show maestro Michael Parkinson writing in the Daily Telegraph after Clough’s death, “was in persuading players dismissed as has-beens and never-weres that they had the potential to take on and beat the best.” For the most part, it worked. Clough led two unglamorous East Midlands football teams, Derby County and Nottingham Forest, to...
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