A fond farewell to Brian Clough


Brian Clough was sometimes referred to as "the best manager England never had".

His presence was strongly felt in the East Midlands after he took Derby County to the pinnacle of English football as champions in 1972.

He also won back-to-back European Cups with Nottingham Forest.

Often controversial and always outspoken, Brian Clough was even approached by the Labour Party to stand as a parliamentary candidate.

But football was Clough's life. He played for Middlesbrough and Sunderland and managed Hartlepool, Derby County, Brighton and Hove Albion, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest.

Brian Clough died at the age of 69 on 20 September 2004.

Radio Derby's Matt Barlow reports.

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