Clough playing for Middlesbrough during the 1950's

 and for Sunderland  

The end of a player, Roker Park, December 26 1962

The birth of a manager

at Hartlepool Clough became the youngest ever league manager at the age of 30.

Many Forest fans would say it is sacrilege to include this next photo, Clough's first taste of real success, on a web site dedicated to Forest

But lets face it, the picture shows John O'hare holding aloft Derby County's Division One trophy in 1972. He is watched over by Brian Clough, John McGovern and Peter Taylor. All four of these men were to go on to be part of Forest's glory days during the second half of the Seventies and the early Eighties.

Brian Clough and Bill Shankly lead out the Leeds and Liverpool teams for the 1974 FA Charity Shield. One of very few bright spots in a very dark 44 day reign at Leeds.

The major trophies start to arrive for Forest 

 Kenny Burns with the First Division Championship Trophy 1978

Clough, May 1978, with his Manager of the Year award after leading Forest to the First Division title in the 77-78 season.

The grand prize in Europe arrives (just ask Alex Ferguson how important the European Cup is) with a 1-0 victory over Malmo in the 1979 European Cup.  Trevor Francis, the first Million pound player, scores the only goal of the game to seal the win for Forest

and Brian acknowledges the faithful

a jubilant Peter Taylor joins him in front of the press.

History repeats itself one year later. The second European Cup arrives as John Robertson blasts in the only goal of the game to confound the pundits and beat Hamburg SV.

The greatest Forest Team ever?... Maybe, just maybe......

The greatest management team ever?........Undoubtedly!

Clough and Venables, lead the teams out for the 1991 FA Cup Final.

The FA Cup was the one trophy to elude Clough in all his 41 years in football.

Thumbs Up, happy times at the City Ground

that sinking feeling, Cloughs last game at the City Ground. Forest lost 2-0 to Dave Bassett's Sheffield United. But boy, did he get a standing ovation from the whole crowd, including the Blade's fans. Not bad for a manager who had just been relegated!

Clough, with wife Barbara, is made Freeman of the City of Nottingham in 1993

Clough gets the O.B.E. 

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