Tom Watson Dave Mackay, Harry Potts, here's a selection that is rarely the wider recognition they deserve
1) Tom Watson: Sunderland (1891-1892, 1892-1893 and 1894-1895) and Liverpool (1900-1901 and 1905-1906)
Tom Watson, the first true
manager in the history of English football, made the likes of Jose Mourinho and Andre Villas-Boas seem passed a couple of bad payers. He became manager of Sunderland in 1889 only 29 years, and it was not long before his side was making waves. His Sunderland were built in the passing game in Scotland, near the city of Scotland, you can plunder the best talent of the era: the attackers Jimmy Miller and Johnny Campbell, Hughie Wilson midfielder, defender John Auld and eccentric goalkeeper Ned Doig, a man so paranoid about his bald head wearing a cap secured with a chin strap.
Sunderland's ambition was to join the fledgling Football League and played to claim a 4-1 win over Preston North End
during 1888-1889 season Preston Invincibles League
and skelping 7-2 Aston Villa League founder, William McGregor. This victory led to sleep McGregor "men of talent in all positions" of Sunderland, an appointment soon shattered that "are the team of all talents", a name that stuck.
Sunderland was granted the status of the league in 1890 - the first team to be admitted as a substitute for Stoke City - and soon reached the summit. After taking some time to acclimatise, some of Watson won three titles in four years. The first championship win all of their 13 home games, a campaign in which he also recorded 13 wins on the bounce. In his second season, which was the first team to score 100 goals in a season, more than 43 seconds placed Preston. They also made the FA Cup semi-final in 1892 and 1895.
But Watson was fought with the Council money. In 1896, Liverpool offered him a salary record of 300 pounds a year to take over at Anfield. He took the hand, becoming the highest paid "secretary" of the league. Progress has been slow to Anfield - although in his first season at Liverpool was once in the league for the first time in its history - as Watson has followed a policy of security and a classification of the leaky defense of its new club. Soon, however, was hoicking the best talent in Scotland: ALA John Walker and Tom Robertson, Hugh Morgan attacker, and (via Stoke) defender Alex Raisbeck, destined to become a club legend
Watson was almost double Liverpool in 1899, but the team lost an FA Cup semi-final against Sheffield United and spectacular bottle League: you only need a draw against Aston Villa to secure title, which allowed five goals in the first half. Villa won the championship in his place. But Liverpool did not have to wait too long for their first title, which came two seasons later, thanks in part to a late-season race in which he lives only two goals in his last 10 games.
Another title came five years later, the major addition to the team as the goalkeeper Sat Hardy. Latest achievement Watson would take Liverpool Cup 1914, which would be lost to Burnley. A little over a year later, he died suddenly of pneumonia and pleurisy. Raisbeck Doig and helped carry the coffin of an unmarked grave in the cemetery at Anfield. Doig was later buried in 20 meters of his former boss. Neither has a headstone today.
2) Ernest Mangnall: Manchester United (1907-1908 and 1910-1911)
that Manchester United has won a record 19th championship of England, that they had only three managers to win the title is a big surprise. However, although two of them are famous giants of the game, indelibly etched in the history books, the head of another champion United is a relatively peripheral figure in those days.
Ernest Mangnall, with Sir Matt Busby and Alex Ferguson, the only man to win a championship title for United. His official title was secretary, but no doubt about who ran the team. Burnley came in 1904 - have kept the club afloat for a "worst crisis", the Manchester Evening News - and immediately began to change a division states run-of-the-mill second real contenders ". / Aa>
A straw boaterMangnall charming sports-beat several top clubs in the country to sign a ball playing defender Charlie Roberts, who would be his captain and goalkeeper Harry Moger Southampton. United won promotion in 1906, with a team that emphasized the strong defense rather than attack. Mangnall But do not stop there, stealing their neighbors to attack Manchester City talent. In 1906, he signed Billy Meredith end, who was then serving a sentence of two years for his involvement in a corruption scandal. In 1907, after the city put most of its sales team after a scandal over illegal money, Mangnall overlooked an auction set by the club in a hotel near Piccadilly with only the players he wanted to advance. According to reports, around the hotel lobby Swann and outside Manchester whistles at night, the previous managers of other clubs who have waited patiently after the signing of sand before Turnbull, Herbert Burgess and defender Jimmy Bannister end. The four former players of the city will allow United to win their first title a year later, after the FA Cup in 1909 and another league in 1911. addition to being a fresh green, Mangnall was also a pioneer: he insisted that his team was as fit as fiddles, not dictate a small time fags, considered a healthy meal morning, and took the team to Europe for the first time for a tour of Austria and Hungary in 1908, five years before Busby;. and helped the club to advance their land to Bank Street, in a specially designed stage at Old Trafford But in 1912, Mangnall left Manchester City, who offered him much money to change sides. His last game as head United was against the city - which had to be - with his new club has just won 1-0 at Old Trafford, Mangnall many ill-concealed joy. I was going to win anything in the city. 3) John Haworth: Burnley (1920-1921) and 4) Harry Potter: Burnley (1959-1960) Bill Nicholson, Alf Ramsey, Bill Shankly, Matt Busby, Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison, Don Revie: leaders who earned a degree in English in the 1960s have generally declined in history as legends the true heavyweights of the game. However, two money leaders of this trend. The popular Harry Catterick - most of him in a minute - and the first leader to win a championship in the not-quite-yet-swinging 60, Burnley, Harry Potts Potts played for Burnley in the immediate postwar years, winning promotion in 1947 to the Clarets, before playing for Everton and then start his management career in the town of Shrewsbury 1957. Burnley owner at the time, Bob Lord, has a bad press these days - and rightly - as a pompous windbag dictatorial struggles helplessly the winds of change, but it was necessary to identify the potential for Potts, the acquisition of only one manager talent years of his career.
At 37, Potts was the youngest head of the First Division, but proved to be a Lord release wise. The new manager will inherit a very good group of players - midfielder Jimmy McIlroy, the captain and the engine room of Jimmy Adamson, John Connelly end, young Jimmy Ray Robson striking association and pointer - and the molded some way attractive. Potts was a kind and paternal manner, much loved by his players, and was informed enough interference that the Lord he had gone with her every time he tried to interfere in the affairs of football.
Burnley ranked fourth in the next season and reached the quarter-finals of the European Cup then you should have recovered the following year as champions. However, the best team for most of the season 1961-1962, putting shows generally considered a step up from their championship season, suddenly began to show its age. They won two of their last 13 games, giving the title to the town of Ipswich Alf Ramsey. To add insult to injury, then lost the FA Cup final against Spurs. Adamson won the football writers player of the year title, with McIlroy in second place was no consolation.
With the maximum wage was abolished, a team of a small town like Burnley have been forced to fight, but said Potts held the penis. Finance issued McIlroy was sold to Stoke, with many fans blaming the manager of the decision: reading graffiti old "SACK Potts, Lord OUT" in the city remains to this day. Burnley Potts took another European country in the quarterfinals in 1967 - the Fairs Cup this time - and the club were the last club in the Lancashire town still in the first division when he was relieved of his duties 1970