And Jimmy Greaves coast more for Spurs, who finished 2nd, than the entire Ipswich squad combined when they wont the title in '61,
Oi! It's bad enough that you're going to install that bloody Fergie at #1 on this list without you compounding that by going around giving Ipswich our titles!
Sorry about that one, Nick. I obviously meant '62.
I may have said this before, but I think it's true with both Clough and Shankly as well as Eric Cantona, Freddie Flintoff, Ian Holloway, Muhammed Ali and many others, but the British media and public do have a tendency to big up the legacy anyone who is a "character" and provides them with a load of unfunny one-liners, even more so if they are "political incorrect," (i.e. the Jeremy Clarkson disease of getting a bunch of Daily Mail readers on your side because you're not afraid to be "politically incorrect.") whereas ignoring equally or more great figures because they didn't.
It's not that Clough or Shankly weren't great managers, because they clearly were, it's that their legacy seems to get talked about and hyped a lot more than say, Bob Paisley's or Alf Ramsey's does, simply because of their "character" or whatever you want to call it, when Paisley was supposedly a very shy person and Ramsey was very aloof and hated the media and press conferences, but none of that has absolutely anything to do with their managerial ability (or ability in whatever sporting field they are in).
Personally, I can't stand Clough's and Shankly's interviews one-liners, most of them were rubbish and awfully unfunny and it annoys me that people still constantly use them today, when even if they were true back in the day, they have little relevance in the modern game. I've already said I think exactly the same about Holloway's interviews.