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Harry Catterick is the forgotten great of British managers

29/11/2014  Comments (3)  jump
Daniel Taylor in The Guardian makes the case for the man who accrued more top-division points during the 1960s than Revie, Busby, Nicholson, Shankly and Mercer and who won two league titles and an FA Cup for Everton.

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Brent Stephens
1 Posted 30/11/2014 at 10:10:32
And here’s a great extract from that article:
"What an extraordinary story, too, about the night Mike Ellis, the Sun’s Merseyside correspondent at the time, took a rare call from Catterick and – journalistic gold-dust – a tip-off that Liverpool were about to sign Howard Kendall from Preston “and you’ve got that on your own”. What an exclusive. The headline was “Shankly swoops for Kendall” and the player did indeed sign the next morning – for Everton. Catterick had simply wanted to undermine Shankly."
Phil Walling
2 Posted 30/11/2014 at 15:06:11
The Catt forgotten? Not by anybody who lived and breathed Everton in those glorious days. Revered more like, miserable bugger notwithstanding!
John Brennan
3 Posted 30/11/2014 at 15:31:59
I picked this up from The Guardian which some fans may be interested in ---quite a complex man, but also ahead of his ti!

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