Bill Nicholson (1919—2004)
It was nine years ago today (23rd Oct) that one of Spurs greatest managers died: Bill Nicholson. A gentleman in football where the word “gentleman” is sometimes hard to use where football managers are concerned, more so in the modern game.
Spurs fans still talk about the great Bill Nicholson. He is so great that Spurs even named a road after him at the entrance to their ground. A ground where he brought us so much glory.
So Bill Nicholson was, or is still, our greatest manager. That is taken as read. However, that is sad in its own way. That tells us nobody has come along and taken us to another level. Which means, for the moment, we have to look backwards into the past to talk about our Glory nights and great managers we have had (we also ...
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