Former Man Utd and Scotland boss dies

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Docherty won the biggest honour of his managerial career by leading United to the 1977 FA Cup (Photo: Getty Images)

Former Manchester United and Scotland manager Tommy Docherty has died at the age of 92 following a long illness.

As a player, Glasgow-born Docherty made more than 300 appearances for Preston and won 25 caps for Scotland.

He went on to manage 12 clubs, leading Chelsea to League Cup success in 1965 and United to a 2-1 win over Liverpool in the 1977 FA Cup final.

“Tommy passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home,” his family said in a statement.

“He was a much-loved husband, father and papa and will be terribly missed.

“We ask that our privacy be respected at this time.”

In 2014, he told the BBC he still regretted his decision to leave the Scotland job for United.

“I was stupid,” he said. “I should have stayed with Scotland. [It was] partly the money, I have to be honest about that.”

Docherty was sacked shortly after the Wembley triumph for having an affair with Mary Brown, the wife of United physiotherapist Laurie Brown.

The pair later married and they remained together until his death.

Source: BBC Sport News

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