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Former Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty passes away

Tommy Docherty, who managed 12 clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester United as well as the Scotland national team, has passed away at the age of 92.

Former Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty passes away
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Manchester United's former FA Cup-winning manager Tommy Docherty has died at the age of 92, the club have confirmed.

Docherty, nicknamed 'The Doc', passed away on Thursday surrounded by his family, after suffering from a long illness. As a player, he made over 300 appearances for Preston North End and won 25 caps for Scotland, before going on to manage 12 different clubs.

He led Chelsea to the 1964-65 League Cup, won the 1976-77 FA Cup with United during a five-year spell and managed one of the club's greatest players - George Best. His time at United followed on from a one-year stint in charge of Scotland, which came after a season at Porto in 1970-71.

In a statement on their official Twitter account, United said: "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tommy Docherty, who led us to FA Cup victory in 1977 with a thrilling, attacking team in the best traditions of Manchester United. Everyone at the club sends sincere condolences to Tommy's loved ones."


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