Former Manchester United boss Tommy Docherty has passed on at the age of 92.
News of his death comes just days after former Dundee United boss Jim McLean passed away after a long illness.
The family announced the death of Docherty popularly known as “The Doc”in a statement, confirming the former Manchester United and Scotland coach died after a long illness.
Tommy passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home. He was a much-loved husband, father, and papa and will be terribly missed,” a family spokesperson said in a statement released to the PA news agency.AdvertisementAdvertisement
We ask that our privacy be respected at this time. There will be no further comment.
Tommy Docherty’s Career
The Glasgow native spent nine years as a player with Preston where he won 25 caps for Scotland before he went on to manage 12 clubs.
He first took charge at Chelsea, leading them to the 1964-65 League Cup, before overseeing the fortunes of Rotherham, QPR, Aston Villa, and Portuguese club Porto.
Tommy Docherty then took the reins at Scotland but was best known for his five-year spell at Old Trafford, overseeing an FA Cup final win over Bob Paisley’s Liverpool in 1977.
Docherty was sacked in 1977 after an extra- marital affair with the wife of United physio.