William Shankly was a Scottish football player and manager, who is best known for his time as manager of Liverpool. Shankly brought success to Liverpool, gaining promotion to the First Division and winning three League Championships and the UEFA Cup. He laid foundations on which his successors Bob Paisley and Joe Fagan were able to build by winning seven league titles and four European Cups in the ten seasons after Shankly retired in 1974. A charismatic, iconic figure at the club, his oratory stirred the emotions of the fanbase. In 2019, 60 years after Shankly arrived at Liverpool, Tony Evans of The Independent wrote, "Shankly created the idea of Liverpool, transforming the football club by emphasising the importance of the Kop and making supporters feel like participants." Shankly came from a small Scottish mining community and was one of five brothers who played football professionally.
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About Bill Shankly
15-year manager of Liverpool F.C. who won the Manager of the Year award in 1973; inaugural inductee of both the English and Scottish Football Hall of Fames.
He entered the youth system of Cronberry Eglinton in 1931.
He made nearly 300 appearances for Preston North End during his 16 seasons with the club.
Four of his brothers also went on to play professional soccer.
He and Bobby Charlton were two of the first inductees into the English Football Hall of Fame.
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