Big Jock: The Real Jock Wallace by David Leggat

By David Leggat

Jock Wallace lived a reasonable no different smooth soccer supervisor. large Jock now tells the true tale of the fellow, the executive and the legend from his early days within the mining village of Wallyford to the jungles of Malaysia, the place he fought with the King's personal Scottish Borderers, and directly to mythical prestige as supervisor of Rangers. And what a rare existence it was.

Jock Wallace used to be absolutely one of many most interesting managers ever to paintings at Ibrox. He used to be one of many final of the old-style Scottish managers but additionally turned a really glossy supervisor as he equipped his personal groups and instructed them to super good fortune. He performed his half within the 1972 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup victory, controlled the staff that ended Celtic's bid for ten-in-a-row and went directly to glory with family Trebles in 3 years. colossal Jock additionally charts his annoying courting with that different Rangers legend, Willie Waddell, and the way their arguments ended in Wallace strolling out on his cherished Rangers in the mean time of his maximum triumph. It additionally exhibits how Wallace was once excess of only a strict disciplinarian and used to be, in truth, tactically astute and sooner than his time.

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