Gordon Milne made his name as a player with Liverpool, being pivotal in the early days of Bill Shankly’s masterbuild at Anfield. He was also selected for England duty, given his debut by Sir Alf Ramsey in 1963 in a firendly vs. Brazil.
He was signed from Preston North End for a fee of £16.000, being one of the first major signings done by Shankly, framing league title teams with Gordon Milne was a major man in the 1963/64 and 1965/66 winning seasons.
The book is titled Shankly, My Dad and Me and describes a fascinating story of the former Leicester City manager.
Moulded by his footballing father, Gordon was a successful player, manager and administrator at home and abroad. He played with, for, worked alongside and managed some of football’s most legendary names: Finney, Moore, Mortensen, Greaves and Lineker to name a few. Capped 14 times by Sir Alf Ramsey, he narrowly missed out on selection for the World Cup-winning squad in 1966.
But this book is not about games, goals or medals; for Gordon, facts and figures remain secondary. Instead, this enthralling account spans six decades of an incredible journey through the game and his encounters along the way.
From Preston to Newcastle via Liverpool, Blackpool, Wigan, Turkey and Japan, Gordon recounts his tale with honesty, humility and humour – while remaining eternally grateful for a bout of glandular fever!
His time with Leicester City is well documented as he took the team up from the old 2nd division into the top flight, building a great foundation for the careers of Gary Lineker and Alan Smith as both became England internationals and having great careers after leaving Filbert Street, playing for Everton, Barcelona and Tottenham (GL), having great years at Arsenal (AS).
He also turned to Leicester City relations when abroad again having Gary Lineker (Nagoya Grampus Eight) and Ian Wilson (Besiktas) in his teams, being enganged by these clubs in Japan and Turkey.
A fascinating and fun read, as we have added this book also to our library of Leicester City books available from our bookshop.
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