Former Manchester United and Scotland manager Tommy Docherty has died at the age of 92 after a long illness, his family said in a statement.
Docherty, known as ‘The Doc’, has managed 12 clubs – including Chelsea, Aston Villa and Derby – during a 27-year coaching career.
He was in charge of Scotland as well, but was best known for his five-year stint at Old Trafford, overseeing an FA Cup final victory over Bob Paisley’s Liverpool in 1977.
Docherty died at his home in the northwest on December 31.
A family spokesperson said in a statement: “Tommy passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home.
“He was a much loved husband, father and dad and he will be sorely missed.
“We ask that our privacy be respected at this time. There will be no further comments.”
Docherty presided over United’s relegation to the Second Division in 1974 – their first stint out of the top flight in 36 years – but he sent them back to the First Division as champions in 1975, before winning the FA Cup two years more. late.
A statement from United on Twitter read: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tommy Docherty, which led us to the FA Cup victory in 1977 with an exciting and attacking team in the best traditions of Manchester United.
“Everyone at the club sends their sincere condolences to Tommy’s loved ones.”
Docherty made a name for himself as a coach at Chelsea, where he became a player-coach in 1961 before becoming a full-time coach when he retired as a player a year later.
He brought the club back to the Premier League in 1963 and won the League Cup in 1965. He was also responsible for introducing Bobby Tambling and Peter Bonetti, who went on to become Chelsea legends, into the squad.
Docherty was also responsible for Porto between 1970 and 1971, and coached in Australia towards the end of his career.