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Bob Peysli

Bob Peysli

Robert (Bob) Peysli 1919 yil 23 yanvarda Xetton-le-Xol shahrida tug'ilgan. U Bishop Auklandda futbol o'ynagan va 1938 yilda Angliya havaskorlar kubogini qo'lga kiritgan jamoa a'zosi bo'lgan.

"Liverpul" menejeri Jorj Kay 1939 yil may oyida Peyslini professional sifatida imzoladi. O'sha paytda jamoa sardori Mett Basbi bo'lgan.

Paislining futbolchilik karerasi Ikkinchi jahon urushi bilan uzildi. U xizmat qilgan, ammo u Angliyada xizmat qilgan va mojaro paytida Bristol -Siti mehmoni bo'lgan.

Peysli "Liverpul" safida debyutini 1946 yil yanvar oyida Angliya kubogi doirasida "Chester Siti" ga qarshi o'tkazdi. Jorj Kay urushdan keyin futbol qayta tiklangan vaqtga qadar ajoyib jamoani ishlab chiqqan edi. Mett Basbi nafaqaga chiqishga majbur bo'ldi, lekin Kay Billi Liddell, Jek Balmer va Albert Stubbins sifatidagi o'yinchilarni sotib oldi.

"Liverpul" 1946-47 yilgi mavsumda birinchi divizion chempionligini qo'lga kiritdi. Bob Peyslining ta'kidlashicha, Jorj Kay "Liverpul" ni urushdan oldin "Vest Xem" ga o'xshab, birinchi urushdan keyin chiqqan edi ... U kelajakda "Liverpul" jamoalari qanday o'ynashiga zamin yaratgan odamlardan biri edi. .Topni yerda ushlab turish va uni yaxshi o'tkazish ... lekin to'pda ham kuchli bo'lish ". Klub Jek Balmer va Albert Stubbinsga katta qarzdor bo'lib, ular 24 gol bilan umumiy to'purar bo'lishdi. "Liverpul" ham Angliya kubogi yarim finaliga chiqdi, ammo afsuski, "Byornli" 1: 0 hisobida mag'lub bo'ldi.

Toni Metyus kirdi "Liverpul" kim? Peyslini shunday ta'riflagan: "Chap yarmini hal qiluvchi, qat'iyatli va qo'pol, u tinimsiz ruhga ega bo'ldi va 1950 yilda Angliya kubogi yarim finalida" Everton "bilan o'yinda muhim gol urdi, lekin keyin finalga qarshi o'yinda chetlatildi. "Arsenal". U ham uzoqdan to'p surish bo'yicha mutaxassisi edi va uning gollari xavfli zonaga tushib ketdi.

Paisli 1954 yil iyulda futbolchilik faoliyatini tugatgan. U 278 uchrashuvda 13 ta gol urgan. U shtatda fizioterapevt bo'lib qoldi va 1957 yilda bosh murabbiy bo'ldi.

1959 yil dekabr oyida Bill Shankli oliy ligaga ko'tarilish uchun harakat qilayotgan "Ikkinchi divizion" klubi "Liverpul" bosh murabbiyi bo'ldi. Shankly ularni 1959-60 yillarda 3-o'rinni egalladi. U buni 1960-61 yillarda takrorladi, lekin keyingi yili 62 ochko bilan chempionlikni qo'lga kiritdi.

"Liverpul" birinchi ligada birinchi divizionda 8 -o'rinni egalladi. Keyingi mavsumda (1963-64) ular azaliy raqibi "Everton" bilan ligada g'olib bo'lishdi va 3-o'rinni egallashdi. Keyingi o'n yil ichida "Liverpul" yana ikki marta chempionlikni qo'lga kiritdi: 1965-66 va 1972-73. Ular 1971 va 1974 yillarda Angliya kubogini ham qo'lga kiritishgan.

1974 yil iyul oyida Bill Shankli, hozir 60 yoshda, nafaqaga chiqishga qaror qildi. U keyinroq shunday izoh berdi: "Men raisga aytgani borganimda, bu dunyodagi eng qiyin narsa edi. Bu elektr stulga borganga o'xshardi".

Endi Peysli yangi bosh murabbiy bo'ldi. U hatto Bill Shankli birinchi divizionda oltita (1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982 va 1983), uchta Liga kubogi finalida (1981, 1982 va 1983) va uchta Evropa chempionati kubogi finalida (1977, 1978 va 1981) g'olib bo'lgan. ). Shuningdek, u 1976 yildan 1983 yilgacha olti marta "Yil menejeri" deb tan olindi.

Peysli 1983 yil iyun oyida menejer sifatida nafaqaga chiqdi, lekin 1992 yilda sog'lig'idan nafaqaga chiqqunga qadar direktor va maslahatchi bo'lib ishladi.

Bob Peysli 1996 yil 14 fevralda Liverpulda vafot etdi.


"U men o'ylagandan ko'ra qattiqroq edi. Hamma futbolchilar uni unchalik yoqtirmasdi "

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O'ylaymanki, futbol tarixida boshqa hech bir murabbiy Bob Peysli kabi qisqa vaqt ichida muvaffaqiyat qozonmagan.

U Karlo Anchelotti bilan birga Evropa kubogi/Chempionlar ligasida uch marta g'olib bo'lgan yagona murabbiy.

"Liverpul" ni boshqargan to'qqiz yil mobaynida u xuddi shunday muvaffaqiyatli va teng darajada mashhur Bill Shanklini qabul qilib, ajoyib 14 ta sovrinni qo'lga kiritdi.

Shuningdek, Peyslini o'ziga xosligi bilan ajralib turardi. Aksariyat zamonaviy menejerlardan farqli o'laroq, u ochiqchasiga gapirishni istamasdi va o'zini reklama qilishga unchalik qiziqmasligini hisobga olganda, uni ommaviy axborot vositalariga mansub deb atash qiyin edi.

Va, ehtimol, qisman bu oddiy fazilatlar tufayli, Peyslining yutuqlari ba'zi tanqidchilar tomonidan past baholandi, chunki u adolatsiz da'volarga ko'ra, u Shankli qurgan buyuk jamoani qo'lga kiritishdan manfaatdor edi. .

Uning shaxsiyati ham soddalashtirilgan tarzda qabul qilingan va vaqt o'tishi bilan uning xarakteridagi nuanslar yashiringan.

Biroq, ingliz sport jurnalisti Ien Herbert tomonidan yozilgan yaqinda nashr etilgan Peyslining tarjimai holi, "Tinch daho", hurmatli xo'jayinni qayta baholashga va stereotipik portretdan tashqariga chiqishga intiladi, shu bilan birga, bu nisbatan murakkab figura haqida chuqurroq ma'lumot beradi. keng qamrovli tadqiqotlar va uni eng yaxshi bilganlar bilan chuqur suhbatlar aralashmasi.

The42 yaqinda Gerbert bilan kitob haqida suhbatlashdi ...

"Liverpul" muxlislari 2008 yilda Chempionlar Ligasi o'yinida sobiq bosh murabbiy Bob Peysli tasvirlangan katta bayroqlarni ko'tarib, o'z qo'llab -quvvatlashlarini namoyish qilmoqdalar. Manba: EMPICS Sport

Kitob yozishga sizni nima undadi?

Men o'sib ulg'ayganimda, o'sha davrda - 70 -yillarda "Liverpul" ni ko'p tomosha qilganman. Yoshim ulg'ayib, jurnalist sifatida futbolni tahlil qilar ekanman, Peyslini nima sababdan va uning sirlari nimadan iborat ekanligi haqida biroz ko'proq o'ylab qoldim.

Hech qachon u haqida ko'p narsa yozilmaganga o'xshardi, bundan tashqari, u ozgina ekssentrik, dangasa odam edi. Menimcha, u yaxshi odam bo'lishidan ko'ra ko'proq narsa bo'lishi kerak. Men o'sha erdan keldim - (Liverpul va Peysli) futbolni tomosha qilib o'sganman va bir oz ko'proq narsani bilishni xohlaganman.

Sizni ajablantirgan va Peysli haqidagi stereotipik tushunchaga qarshi bo'lgan narsa nima?

U men o'ylagandan ko'ra qattiqroq edi. Muvaffaqiyatli mavzulardan biri shundaki, futbolchilar uni hamma yoqtirmasdilar, garchi ular uni hurmat qilishgan.

U juda murosasiz edi va bu katta ajablanib bo'ldi - uning amakisi yoki bobosi kabi Enfild atrofida terlik va kardigan bilan aylanib yurishi haqidagi fikr haqiqatdan ancha uzoq edi. Menimcha, bu qisman u haqida yolg'on xavfsizlik tuyg'usini yaratish, odamlarni "Liverpul" va u o'ylagan narsadan norozi bo'lishga majbur qilishmi?

Urush paytida armiyada bo'lish unga shaxs sifatida katta ta'sir ko'rsatdimi?

U bu haqda, na oilasiga, na intervyularda, urushdagi tajribalarini tasvirlashdan boshqa, juda ko'p gapirmagan.

Menga mantiqan tuyuladi, agar siz haqiqatan ham urushda xizmat qilgan bo'lsangiz va siz xizmat qilgan odamlarni xizmatda o'ldirilganini ko'rgan bo'lsangiz, ko'p narsaga nazar tashlashingiz kerak.

O'ylaymanki, u uyga psixologik ta'sir bilan qaytgan. O'ylaymanki, uni qattiqlashtirgan ko'proq tarbiyasi edi. O'sha paytda ko'plab futbolchilar qashshoqlikni bilishgan. Ular nambi-pambis emas edilar, ular hech narsani kutishmasdi, faqat futbol o'yinlarida g'alaba qozonishni xohlashardi.

Ko'plab menejerlardan farqli o'laroq, u juda yaxshi futbolchi edi, u yuqori saviyada o'ynagan, shunday emasmi?

U chap qanot yarim himoyachisi edi, u hozir biz aytganidek, juda qattiq himoyalanuvchi yarim himoyachi edi. U 1950 yilda "Liverpul" sardori sifatida birinchi divizionni yutgan jamoada o'ynagan. U Angliyaning chap yarim himoyachisi bo'lish uchun unchalik yaxshi emas edi, o'sha paytda boshqa chap qanot yarim himoyachilari uni chetlatishgandi.

U uzoq vaqt davomida "Liverpul" futbolchilarining muhim qismi edi. Agar Ikkinchi Jahon urushi bo'lmaganida, u uzoq martabaga ega bo'lar edi. Ammo ko'plab futbolchilar singari, uning karerasi 1945 yilgacha boshlangani yo'q. 50 -yillarning boshlarida esa bu oxirigacha etib borayotgandi.

O'ylaymanki, bu Ikkinchi Jahon Urushi uchun juda muhim edi, aksincha, unga ko'plab futbolchilar singari psixologik ta'sir ko'rsatdi, bu uning karerasini qisqartirdi, chunki u olti yil davom etdi.

Peysli o'zining futbolchi kunlarida tasvirlangan. Manba: S&G va Barratts/EMPICS Sport

Siz aytgan edingizki, uning qo'l ostida ishlagan "Liverpul" ning ko'p o'yinchilari uni yoqtirmasdi. Nega bunday bo'ldi?

Qaysidir ma'noda, hamma futbolchilar o'ynashni xohlaydigan odatiy hol edi. Lekin menimcha, bu ikkita omil bilan (kuchaygan).

"Liverpul" jamoasida unchalik ko'p tarkib yo'q edi. U haqiqatan ham barcha musobaqalarda bir xil futbolchilar bilan o'ynagan.

Jamoadan chiqqandan so'ng, unga qaytish juda qiyin bo'lardi. Liga kubogi o'yinida imkoniyat bo'lgandek bo'lmadi - tarkibda ko'p futbolchilar bor edi, lekin ular deyarli ko'rinmadi. -ichida.

O'sha paytlarda oylik maoshiga ko'p marta necha marta o'ynaganingiz ta'sir qilgan. O'yin bonusi sizning maoshingizga katta foiz qo'shdi. Shunday qilib, menejerni yoqtirmaslikning odatiy sabablari bor edi.

Bobning boshqa bir jihati shundaki, u o'ynamaydigan paytda o'yinchilarni yaxshi bilmas edi, shunda ular o'yinni o'tkazib yuborilganligini bilib olishlari mumkin edi. Liverpul aks sadosi o'yin kuni.

U ishning bu tomonini yaxshi bajara olmadi. U halol bo'lishni juda yaxshi bilmasdi va bu (o'yinchilar orasida yomon kayfiyat) kuchayib ketdi.

Bu omillar edi va u bu borada juda shafqatsiz bo'lishi mumkin edi. U odamlarni tezda kesib tashlay olardi. Ammo eng muvaffaqiyatli menejerlar shafqatsiz bo'lishga qodir bo'lganlardir va u jamoani tanlashda shafqatsiz edi, shuning uchun u o'yinlarda g'alaba qozondi.

Jek Charlton, Sheksli iste'foga chiqqandan keyin, Peysli bilan birga "Liverpul" bosh murabbiyi lavozimiga da'vogar edi. U qanday qilib menejer sifatida ishga kirgan bo'lardi?

Bu "Liverpul" ning boshqacha turi bo'lardi. Peyslining yaxshi tomoni shundaki, u Shankli olib kelgan narsalarni juda yaxshi bajargan. U menejerlarning ko'pchiligi o'sha paytda va hozir qilganidek, uni yirtib tashlashni va qayta boshlashni unchalik xudbin emas edi.

Men Charlton Peysli qilgan muvaffaqiyatga qanday erishganini ko'ra olmayapman. "Liverpul" da Shankly tanishtirgan va Paisli davom ettiradigan futbol o'ynashning umumiy madaniyati bor edi va menimcha, Charlton bunday qilmagan bo'lardi.

Kim biladi? Ammo Charlton o'sha jamoani qabul qilganida, ular ham xuddi shunday muvaffaqiyatga ega bo'lishini tasavvur qilish qiyin.

Bir muddat o'tgach, "Liverpul" bosh murabbiyi bo'lishni aniq sog'inib qo'yganini hisobga olsak, oxir -oqibat Pensli o'rnida Shanklidan hasad bo'ladimi?

"Hasad" - bu juda og'ir so'z, lekin Shankli o'z lavozimini tark etib xato qilganini darhol angladi. U buni tushunib yetguncha, Peysli ish bilan bog'liq edi.

Ta'kidlash joizki, keskinlik bor edi, chunki Peysli mashg'ulot maydonida Shanklining borligi foydali emasligini sezdi.

Bu ajoyib davr-1974-75 yillar mavsumi, u erda siz uning yo'lini va Shanksni orqada qoldirishga harakat qilgansiz.

Ammo bu munosabatlarning muhimligi shundaki, yillar o'tib, Shankli har doim Enfild atrofida xush kelibsiz va u Enfildda ko'p bo'lgan.

Oylik yoki yillik a'zolik bilan eksklyuziv podkastlar, intervyular va tahlillarga kiring.

77 -yilda Evropa kubogini qo'lga kiritganlarida, Shankli bayramning ko'p qismi edi. Va u tez -tez "Liverpul" ga futbolchilar kiraverishida topilib, barcha futbolchilar bilan qo'l berib ko'rishardi.

Hozirgi kunlarda bundan kam narsa bor - Van Gal Mourinoni kutib oladi, yoki Rodjers Kloppni kutib oladi (tasavvur qilish qiyin). Hozir boshqaruvda Bob o'z o'rnini egallaganidan ko'ra ko'proq ego bor.

"Liverpul" 1983 yilgi sut kubogi bilan nishonlaydi (orqa qatorda, lr): Mark Lourenson, Devid Feyrklou, Alan Xansen, Ronni Uilan, Yan Rash, Bryus Grobbelaar, Bob Paisli (birinchi qatorda): Kreyg Jonston, Kenni Dalglish, Fil Nil, Graeme Souness, Sammi Li, Alan Kennedi. Manba: EMPICS Sport

U dastlab "Liverpul" da ishlashni istamadi, to'g'rimi?

O'ylaymanki, u bunga loyiqmi yoki yo'qmi degan shubhaga ega edi, lekin menimcha, bu shubhalar juda uzoq davom etgan. U boshlaganidan so'ng, u buni hal qilishga qat'iy qaror qildi. Bu, menimcha, Peyzli haqidagi hikoyaning yana bir qismi, yo'qolgan - bu g'oya, u to'qqiz yil davomida Enfildni egallab, aylanib yurgan, bir oz uyg'un eski bobosi edi.

Agar u tashqariga chiqishni xohlasa va bu uning uchun juda ko'p bo'lsa, u birinchi mavsumda, Shanks bu ishni xohlaganiga qaror qilganida, chiqib ketishi mumkin edi.

Bir necha oy o'tgach, Peysli ishni davom ettirishga qaror qildi. U Shanklining o'zi va futbolchilar o'z ishlarini bajarayotgan paytda mashg'ulot maydonida bo'lmasligini so'radi. U o'ziga ishonganidan ko'ra qat'iyatliroq shaxs edi.

Shankli davridan keyingi davrda klubning o'tish davrini muvaffaqiyatli boshqarishda qanchalik yaxshi ish qilganini oddiy holat sifatida qabul qilish istagi borligini hisobga olsak, u murabbiy sifatida ma'lum darajada baholanadimi?

Ko'pchilik qila olmagan narsa - bu merosning nima yaxshi ekanligini tushunish va unga rioya qilish.

Ko'plab yangi menejerlarning tabiiy moyilligi - bu uni yirtib tashlash va qaytadan boshlash, lekin u armatura va armatura tarkibida bo'lgani uchun u yaxshi narsani ko'rdi.

Keyin u o'ziga xos fazilatlar bilan tanishdi. U o'yinchini yaxshiroq hakami edi (Shankliga qaraganda). U futbolchilarning shafqatsiz tarqatuvchisi edi, u futbolchilarni yoshligida sotgan, Shankliga qaraganda.

U taktik jihatdan jamoani qayta qurish uchun yetarli darajada xabardor edi, Kenni Dalglish (hujumda Kevin Kigandan) boshqaruvga kelganida - bu ular o'ynagan futbolning boshqa turi edi. Yan Rush va Ronni Uilan 1980-81 yillarda kelishganida, u jamoani qayta tikladi.

Peysli "Liverpul" ning buyuk jamoasini qabul qilgani va bir necha yil davomida do'konni o'ylab topgani haqidagi afsona shundaki, u bundan ham faolroq va xayolparast edi. Evropa kubogida g'olib bo'lgan uning jamoasi edi, Bill Shankli emas.

Peysli bugun zo'r murabbiy bo'la oladimi?

Hozirgi kunda bu ko'proq sirk. Bu haqiqatan ham jamoat teatrining bir shakli, unda menejerlar juda ko'p o'yinchi.

O'ylaymanki, u hozirgi dunyoda futbolchilar ega bo'lgan kuchlar bilan kurashadi. Yaxshimi -yomonmi, endi futbolchilar muntazam ketishni talab qilmoqdalar. Shartnomalar juda qimmatga tushganday tuyuladi va endi ishning bir qismi o'yinchilarni qolishga, shuningdek, to'g'ri jamoani maydonga tushirishga harakat qilayotgandek.

U haqiqatan ham o'z davri edi, garchi u muvaffaqiyatli menejerlar: Malkolm Allison, Brayan Klou va Ron Atkinson - muvaffaqiyat qozongan bo'lsa -da, o'sha kunlarning shou -biznes menejerlari edi va bu mashhurlar muhitiga aylanib borardi. Albatta, u o'sha paytlarda ham orqaga qaytish edi.

"Liverpul" bosh murabbiyi Bob Peysli (o'ngda) va "Manchester Yunayted" ning sobiq bosh murabbiyi Mett Basbi (chapda) 1983 yilda "Uembli" jamoasining olqishiga sazovor bo'lishdi. Manba: EMPICS Sport

"Liverpul" ni tark etganidan pushaymon bo'lgandirmi, ayniqsa, u iste'foga chiqishga qaror qilganida, ular hali ham muvaffaqiyat qozonganini hisobga olsak?

U buni sezgan bo'lishi mumkin, lekin u buni hech qachon bildirmagan va uning oilasi menga pushaymon bo'lgan narsani aytgani yo'q.

Shanklidan farqli o'laroq, u futboldan tashqari hayotga ega edi, ayniqsa otlar. U ot poygasini futbol kabi yaxshi ko'rar edi, ba'zida bo'lmasa. U bu ehtirosni hayotida ko'proq bajarishni xohlardi va ko'p narsalarni qilishni xohlardi. U nafaqaga chiqqanida rafiqasi bilan ko'proq vaqt o'tkazgan, shuning uchun u (ketganidan) afsuslanmagan deb o'ylayman.

Dunyo 1980 -yillarning boshlarida o'zgarib ketdi - ko'proq shijoatli futbolchilar, ko'proq xalqaro futbolchilar, "Liverpul" ning eski jamoasini saqlab qolish qiyinroq edi.

Kreyg Jonston yangi o'yinchi uslubining yaxshi namunasi edi - u yanada shijoatli va individualist edi.

Qizig'i shundaki, Bob o'z vaqti o'tganini va bu yangi davr ekanligini his qildimi?

Ular uni 64 yoshida yana bir yil ushlab turishga harakat qilishdi, bu uning ketishi kerak bo'lganidan bir yil kichik edi. Ehtimol, u yana bir necha yil davom etishi mumkin edi.

U nafaqaga chiqqanidan keyin "Liverpul" ni jamoatchilik tomonidan tanqid qilingan. Bu engil xiralik tuyg'usining sabablari nima edi?

Ommaviy tanqid uni boshqaruv kengashi bilan muammoga olib keldi. Menimcha, bu "Peysli" va "Liverpul" uslubiga juda xos emas.

Hech qanday dalil bo'lmasa -da, agar siz narsalarning xronologiyasiga nazar tashlasangiz, men ishonamanki, bu uning aqli buzila boshlaganining alomati edi.

U demansdan azob chekdi va oxir -oqibat, bu uning hayotining so'nggi yillarini buyukligining soyasiga aylantirdi.

Menimcha, uning aqliy parchalanishining boshlanishi o'sha paytga to'g'ri kelgan. Agar uning aqli keta boshlaganida bo'lmaganida, u bunday gapirmas edi.

Paisli "Liverpul" ni tark etgach, Irlandiya ishiga juda yaqin keldi va Jek Charlton uni FAI boshqaruv kengashi a'zolari ko'pchilik ovozidan keyin mag'lub etdi. Nihoyat, uni oxirigacha o'tkazib yuborgani baxtmi?

Menimcha, shunday bo'ldi. O'sha paytda u boshqacha odam bo'lishni boshladi. Va bu, albatta, juda yaqin narsa edi. U bu ishni egallashi mumkin edi.

"Liverpul" ning sobiq yulduzlari 1996 yilda Paislining dafn marosimida tasvirlangan. Manba: PA arxivi/PA rasmlari

Nihoyat, Peyslining merosi nima, u murabbiylik davrining buyuklaridan biri sifatida ko'rilishga loyiqmi va unga teng keladigan zamonaviy menejer bormi?

O'ylaymanki, u mavsumdagi sovrinlar bo'yicha, haqiqatdan ham boshqalardan yaxshiroq. Shubhasiz, u bu lavozimda uzoq vaqt bo'lmagan (masalan) Fergi, lekin o'sha davrdagi uchta evrokubok - bu ajoyib yutuq.

O'ylaymanki, uning merosi boshqaruvning boshqa usuli borligini ko'rsatishdir. Siz jimgina boshqarishingiz mumkin, boshqalarga topshirish va ko'proq kollektivistik axloqni qo'llash orqali boshqarishingiz mumkin - kamroq ego, individualizm, men haqiqatan ham buyukman. O'ylaymanki, bugungi kunda bu to'g'ri va ko'plab menejerlar Bobdan bu borada saboq olishlari mumkin.

Menimcha, hozir uning ekvivalenti yo'q. Ularning hammasi ommaviy axborot vositalari va o'z-o'zini reklama qilishda o'ziga xos tarzda. Men unga o'xshagan odam yo'q deb o'ylayman. Anchelotti, qit'a menejerlari nuqtai nazaridan, ehtimol, sizga yaqin.

Yan Herbertning "Jim dahosi" Bloomsbury tomonidan nashr etilgan. Qo'shimcha ma'lumot bu erda.


BOB PAISLEY

Bob Peysli kichik Durham konchilar jamoasidan chiqqan va yoshligida 1939 yilda Liverpul bilan shartnoma imzolashdan oldin Bishop Oklendda o'ynagan. Ikkinchi jahon urushi paytida u Britaniya armiyasida xizmat qilgan va 1946 yilgacha "Liverpul" da debyut qila olmagan. 1946–47 yilgi mavsumda u Liverpul jamoasining a'zosi bo'lgan va 24 yil ichida birinchi marta birinchi divizion g'olibiga aylangan. 1951 yilda u klub sardori etib tayinlandi va 1954 yilda nafaqaga chiqqunga qadar "Liverpul" da qoldi.

Bob Peysli "Liverpul" da qoldi va zaxira jamoa murabbiyi va klub fizioterapevti sifatida ikkita rolni oldi. Bu vaqtga kelib "Liverpul" ikkinchi divizionga tushib ketdi va ularning imkoniyatlari pasayib ketdi. 1959 yil dekabr oyida Bill Shankli "Liverpul" bosh murabbiyi etib tayinlandi va u Paislini Jo Fagan va Ruben Bennettni o'z ichiga olgan menejment/murabbiylar guruhida yordamchisi sifatida ishladi. Ularning rahbarligi ostida "Liverpul" ning boyligi keskin o'zgarib ketdi va 1961–62 yilgi mavsumda jamoa birinchi ligaga qaytdi. Bob Peysli Shankly rahbarligida taktik sifatida muhim rolni o'ynadi va jamoa keyingi o'n ikki mavsumda ko'plab mukofotlarga sazovor bo'ldi.

1974 yilda Shankli menejer sifatida iste'foga chiqdi va Peyslining shaxsiy xohishlariga qaramasdan, u Shankly vorisi etib tayinlandi. U "Liverpul" ni ichki va Evropa hukmronligi davrida boshqarib, to'qqiz mavsumda yigirma sovrinni qo'lga kiritdi: olti Liga chempionati, uchta Liga kubogi, olti xayriya qalqoni, uchta Evropa kubogi, bitta UEFA kubogi va UEFA Superkubogi. Nafaqaga chiqqanida, u olti marta "Yil menejeri" mukofotiga sazovor bo'lgan. U boshqaruvda 1983 yilda nafaqaga chiqqan va uning o'rnini Jo Fagan egallagan. U 1996 yilda 77 yoshida vafot etdi va Altsgeymer kasalligidan bir necha yil azob chekdi.


Bob Peysli

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Tug'ilgan sanasi/Yoshi: 1919 yil 23 yanvar

Tug'ilgan joy: Xetton-le-Xol

Fuqarolik: Angliya

O'lim sanasi: 14.02.1996 (77)

O'rtacha Murabbiylik muddati: 8,93 yil

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Bob Peyslining beg'ubor, tengsiz mukammalligi

Futbolning ajoyib tomonlari bor. Uning ajoyib futbolchilari bor. Zamonaviy yoki boshqacha qilib aytganda, siz har doim biriga muhabbat yoki boshqasiga yoqmaslik haqida bahslashishingiz mumkin. Hozir ham, Lionel Messi davrida, agar g'alaba qozonilmasa, Krishtianu Ronaldu yaxshiroq futbolchi bo'lishi haqida bahslashish mumkin. Ajoyib futbolchilar har doim bo'ladi. Aqlli o'yinchining nuri doimo porlab turadi. Ularning nurlari miltillashi va so'nishi mumkin, lekin sham yonishda davom etadi.

Futbolning ajoyib jihatlari bor. Futbolchilar haqida lirik gapirish oson, chunki kunning birinchi uchrashuvidan boshlab, birinchi uchrashuv haqidagi hisobot yoki gol urgan futbolchining birinchi surati, ularning yorqinligi har doim qayd etilgan. Ularning mahoratini nafaqat unvon va sovrinlar bilan, balki urilgan gollar va o'ynagan daqiqalar bilan ham baholash mumkin. Qopqoqlik va yillar tepada. Futbolchilar har doim baholanishi mumkin. Shuning uchun suhbat har doim davom etadi. Ammo menejer bilan hamma narsa biroz boshqacha.

Futbol menejerlari har doim modada yoki modada. Podiumda, ya'ni Premer -ligada, menejer bitta yomon mavsumni o'tkazib yuborishi yoki yaxshi mavsumni o'tkazib yuborishi va daho bo'lishi mumkin. Ovozingizni eshitish qobiliyati tufayli futbol muxlisining o'zgaruvchan tabiati kuchayadi. Bir odamning afsonasi boshqasining Yahudasidir. Ajoyib va ​​sodiq bir daqiqa, keyingi daqiqada hurda ustida.

Menejerning xotirada qolish qobiliyati o'zgaradi, chunki ular o'z qarorlari bilan yashaydilar va o'ladilar. Brendan Rojersning 2013 yilda Luis Suaresni saqlab qolish to'g'risidagi qarori, kelgusi yil uni tark etish to'g'risidagi qarori kabi ogohlantirish olmadi, chunki muvaffaqiyatsizlik ko'p o'tmay sodir bo'ldi. Bu tushunarli, agar biroz qisqa fikr bo'lmasa. Ammo futbolni ko'rish qobiliyati past.

Joze Mourino Premer-ligada g'olib bo'lganidan bir necha oy o'tgach, ishdan bo'shatildi, shuning uchun, agar maxsus murabbiy unchalik o'ziga xos bo'lmagan hollarda ishdan bo'shatilsa, o'nlab yillar mobaynida menejerlar qanday esda qoladi?

Ser Aleks Fergyuson "Manchester Yunayted" ni qanday boshqargan bo'lsa, shuncha korxona direktori ham muammoli kompaniyani aylantirgani uchun hurmatga sazovor bo'ladi, chunki bu shunday bo'lgan. U qayiqni aylantirdi va uni kruiz-laynerga aylantirdi, u abadiy dengizda suzish uchun eng buyuk durdonalardan biri edi.

Brayan Klou, o'zining barcha muammolari va maydondan tashqaridagi e'tiborlari uchun, abadiy yaxshi xotirada yodda qoladi va bu to'g'ri. Uning Derbi okrugi va Nottingem Forest bilan qilgan ishi hech qachon kamsitilmasligi kerak. "Forest" klubi 1950 -yillarda "Liverpul" ni boshqargan Bill Shankliga o'xshaydi. Va u klub uchun evrokuboklarni bu qirg'oqlarga qaytarish tezligi uning inglizlar o'yini uchun qanchalik muhim bo'lishi kerakligini ko'rsatadi.

Ammo menejer borki, ulardan hammasidan ham yaxshiroq, lekin bugungi suhbat chog'ida uning ismi kamdan -kam uchraydi. Bu "Liverpul" tarixidagi eng buyuk murabbiy Bob Peysli.

O'qing | Bill Shankli: siz qanday kelganingiz emas, siz qanday ketayotganingiz

Oltin yurakka ega sokin odam, Peysli "Liverpul" ning shankli mantiyasini birdaniga ko'proq ma'nosiz boshqardi. "Liverpul" ning o'sha paytdagi kotibi Piter Robinson yaqinlashganda, Peysli futbolning eng buyuk xizmatchilaridan birining yuqori lavozimini egallashni istamadi.

Tanlovni qabul qilishga ko'ndirgan Peysli, o'z o'yinchilariga "qanday qilib to'g'ri menejer kelguncha do'konga qaraganini" aytib bergan.

Xo'sh, agar u faqat do'konga qaragan bo'lsa, u muntazam ravishda biznes bilan shug'ullanishi kerak edi. To'qqiz mavsumda 19 ta sovrinni qo'lga kiritgan Bob Peysli muvaffaqiyatli klubni oldi va o'sha paytdagi jahon futbolidagi eng buyuk klubga aylantirdi. Olti marta Evropa kubogi, uch marta Evropa kubogi, uch marta UEFA kubogi, uch marta Liga kubogi, beshta xayriya qalqoni va bitta Evropa superkubogini qo'lga kiritgan Peysli haqiqiy futbol buyukidir.

Bob Peysli "Liverpul" ning nomini butun qit'ada gullagan va Parijda uchinchi marta Evropa kubogini qo'lga kiritganida, o'sha klub bilan uch marta g'olib bo'lgan birinchi murabbiy bo'lgan. Bu haligacha saqlanib qolgan jasorat.

Evrokuboklarni yutish uchun chinakamiga buyuk jamoa kerak bo'lgan va faqat chempionlar ligada g'olib bo'lishgan yillarda, Durham tumanida tug'ilgan sxemachi Enfild ko'chalarini qizil, oq va oltin bilan qanday bezatganini tasvirlab beradi.

Bugun Chempionlar Ligasi eng yuqori hurmat bilan o'tkazilishi mumkin, lekin u imkon qadar ko'proq jamoalarga eng katta imkoniyatlarni taqdim etish uchun yaratilgan. Bu ajoyib va ​​muxlislar iste'molchilar kabi muomala qilinadigan vaqt ichida va ko'plab muxlislar shunday yo'l tutishadi va yukni quyuqlashtirish uchun qozonga jamoalar qo'shiladi. Bizga ko'proq, ko'proq, ko'proq berish uchun. Ammo bu bir marta platina tanlovining sifatini yo'qotadi. Peysli klubda ishlagan paytida kubok egasi bo'lgan. U Evropaning egasi edi. Platinum Peysli futbol qiroli edi.

Mening sobiq menejerini o'ziga loyiq bo'lmagan nurga aylantirgan muxlis sifatida, mening dalilimni yo'q qilish oson, lekin futbol qattiqroq va raqobat yaqin bo'lgan paytda, Bob Peysli o'z kasbi haqida gapirardi. Va u buni isbotlash uchun mukofotlarga ega. "Liverpul" dagi to'qqiz yillik faoliyati davomida olti marta Paisli "Yilning eng yaxshi murabbiyi" unvonini qo'lga kiritdi, lekin u futbolchi sifatida eng muvaffaqiyatli o'yinlarida ham futbolga bo'lgan munosabatini va uning uslubini o'zgartirmadi.

Paisliga maqtov uchun yaqinlashishi kerak bo'lgan yagona menejer Ser Aleks Fergyuson ko'pincha sulola yaratgan odamga misol sifatida ishlatiladi. Vaqt o'tishi bilan klubni qayta -qayta o'zgartirgan odam. "Liverpul" ning sobiq bosh murabbiyi, xuddi Fergyuson kabi, qachon futbolchini ketishiga ruxsat berish kerakligini bilgan. Peysli rekord qachon o'cha boshlaganini bilardi.

Peysli ingliz futbolida ishlagan eng maftunkor erkaklardan biri bo'lib qolmoqda

1977 yilda "Liverpul" ning eng buyuk hujumchilaridan biri Kevin Kigan klubni tark etishga qaror qilib, 500 ming funt evaziga "Gamburg" bilan shartnoma imzoladi. Yo'qotilgan ko'rinishda bo'lgan vaziyatda, Peysli butun faoliyatini "Seltik" da o'tkazgan shotlandiyalik futbolchi bilan shartnoma imzoladi. Kenni Dalglishni Liverpulga olib kelganda, Paisli uni "qizillar" da o'ynagan eng buyuk o'yinchi va aloqa chizig'ining ikkala tomonidagi klubning eng nufuzli shaxslaridan biriga aylantirdi. Bob Peysliga zarba berildi, uni namladi va g'alabaga aylantirdi. Faoliyati davomida ko'p marta bo'lgani kabi, uning harakatlari ham so'zlaridan ko'ra balandroq gapirishga imkon berdi.

"Dalglish" nafaqat "Liverpul" bilan shartnoma imzoladi. Yan Rush va Bryus Grobbelaar mos ravishda Chester va Vankuverdan olib ketilgan. Mark Lourenson, Alan Kennedi va Graeme Souness uning yuqori davrlarida olib kelingan va muvaffaqiyatlari va yutuqlari bilan orollar atrofida mashhur bo'lgan barcha futbolchilar. Hamma maqtovga loyiq imzo. Ammo kimni qayta ishladi? U klubda o'z kunini kim o'tkazganini tushundi?

Eski gvardiya va Shankli armiyasining ishonchli askarlari zaiflasha boshlagach, Peysli hamma narsani o'zgartirish kerakligini bilardi. Tommy Smit, Rey Klemens va Jon Toshak kabi "Liverpul" ning buyuklari sotildi va jamoa foydasi uchun qurbon bo'lishdi. Va bu faqat bir nechta misol.

Bob Peysli jamoalar yaratdi va jamoalarni yo'q qildi. U kuboklarni qo'lga kiritdi va ohista gapirdi. Uning "Liverpul" dagi 50 yillik faoliyati, bu odamni va ishini o'zi yoqtirgan joyda davom ettirish istagidan dalolat beradi.

Maydon tashqarisida ishlashdan oldin, Peysli "Liverpul" da futbolchi sifatida faoliyat olib borgan, 1939 yilda klub bilan shartnoma imzolagan, ammo 1946 yilgacha, 7 yildan so'ng, ikkinchi o'yin tufayli Mersisaydliklar safida debyut qilmagan. Jahon urushi - u frontda faol qatnashgan urush.

Klub sardori sifatida bir necha bor paydo bo'lgan, Peyslining futbolchilik faoliyatidagi eng mashhur voqea-bu uning murabbiylik va boshqaruv uslubini belgilab beradigan o'yin: 1950 yil Angliya kubogi finali.

Yarim finalda "Everton" ga qarshi o'yinda maydonga tushgan Peysli 2: 0 hisobidagi g'alabani kiritdi. "Liverpul" finalgacha "Uembli" dagi ilk uchrashuvida "Arsenal" bilan o'ynaydi. Jamoaning davralarda oldinga siljishida muhim rol o'ynaganiga va o'sha mavsumda 28 ta o'yin o'tkazganiga qaramay, Bob Peysli jamoadan chetlatildi. "Liverpul" finalda 2: 0 hisobida mag'lubiyatga uchrab, Angliya kubogi bilan munosabatlarni boshlab yubordi, shuning uchun Paisli uni hech qachon o'yinchi yoki murabbiy sifatida Enfildga qaytara olmadi. Bu kun "Liverpul" futbol klubi tarixida o'z izini qoldiradi.

1950 yilgi kubok finalida ishtirok etmasligi haqida gapirganda, Peysli bu uning shaxs sifatida, keyinroq menejerlik uchun katta o'rganish chizig'i ekanligini aytdi, chunki bu uning qaroriga binoan, o'yinchini tushirish kabi qiyin qarorlarni qabul qilishga imkon berdi. o'z tajribalari. O'yinchini muhim o'yindan chetlatish, odatda, futbol boshqaruvining qiyin voqelikiga aylanishi mumkin, lekin Peysli buni qanday his qilganini bilardi. Va u tajribali mutaxassisni xafa qilish jarayoniga qanday yondashishni bilardi. Hammasi 1950 yil bir kuni tufayli.

O'qing | Kenni Dalglish: erkaklar orasida shoh

"Liverpul" da bo'lgan vaqtida Peysli fizioterapevt, murabbiy, yordamchi va nihoyat menejer o'rtasida roumingda turli lavozimlarni egallagan. Afsonani egallagan har qanday odam singari, Peysli ham o'zini boshqarish uslubini yaratishga va o'z do'sti va ustozi Shanklidan ajralib, jamoada o'z izini qo'yishga tayyor edi.

O'sha paytda klub atrofidagilarga yaxshi ma'lumki, Peysli Shanklini o'z qo'lidagi futbolchilarga juda sodiq deb o'ylagan, shuning uchun futbolchilar uning boshqaruvi ostida hech qachon jarimaga tortilmagan, chunki teginish juda yumshoq. O'yinchilar, bir necha bosqichda muvaffaqiyat qozonishga intilishadi.

Peysli fikrini aytishi mumkin edi. Garchi Shankli klubni jahon futbolida buyuk nomga aylantirgan bo'lsa-da, 1966-73 yillar davomida uning jamoalari hech qachon sovrin yutmagan. Shubhasiz, u 1974 yilda iste'foga chiqarilgunga qadar, yana uchta sovrinni qo'lga kiritgan bo'lsa -da, klubga nima kerak va futbolchilar va rahbariyat nima qilayotgani o'rtasida turg'unlik bor edi. Bu futbolchilar o'z menejerini juda yaxshi bilishi mumkinmi? Biz hech qachon aniq bilmaymiz, lekin Peysli uning boshqaruvi ostida bunday bo'lmasligiga amin edi.

Oldingi o'yinchilarning ertaklari bizga aytadiki, u maydon tashqarisida sokin va uyatchan odam bo'lsa -da, Paisli o'z vazifalarini shafqatsiz samaradorlik va hayratlanarli aniqlik bilan bajarishga yondashgan. Kuchli irodali va aql bovar qilmaydigan bilimga ega bo'lgan odam, sobiq yarim himoyachi Graeme Souness, "Pensli men ko'rgan futbolchining eng yaxshi hakami" ekanligini aytdi - bu shunchaki Shanklining mukofotini yig'ish haqida gapiradigan odam uchun yomon emas.

Uning boshqaruv uslubining yana bir atributi - muxolifatning kuchsizligini sezish edi. "Liverpul" ning sobiq sardori Fil Tompson: "Jarohat yoki futbol tarafida u bilmagan narsa yo'q edi", dedi.

Alan Xansen: "U har qanday futbolchiga qaradi va zaif tomonini ko'radi. “One match, Liverpool are playing Chelsea, and he comes to Kenny Dalglish and he says ‘I’ve been watching some tapes and occasionally the Chelsea ‘keeper will stray off his line’. Six minutes into the match, it’s played into Kenny’s feet, he turns, doesn’t look up and chips the goalkeeper.”

It’s brilliant first hand evidence of Bob Paisley’s eye for weakness and ability to portray his instructions and information simply and effectively. He let the players play, and gave them snippets of information along the way a technique that worked a charm during his fruitful years in charge of Liverpool.

A big man with a love for the quiet life in the background, Bob Paisley should be spoken in today’s terms as the greatest manager in English football, if not European football. Only Pep Guardiola has a better trophies-per-game ratio than the big Englishman, and will no doubt go on to surpass everyone in the game as a manager, but for now, let’s hear more of Bob Paisley. Let’s give his name what it deserves: the time of day.


  • Bob Paisley succeeded legendary Bill Shankly as Liverpool manager in 1974
  • Paisley made it clear to the Liverpool board that he did not want the role
  • His first season saw Reds squeak second place by 0.038 superior goal average

Published: 22:31 BST, 28 April 2017 | Updated: 15:56 BST, 30 April 2017

It didn’t help that Bob Paisley was wearing his unflattering red Gola tracksuit. It had never done much to conceal the rotund demeanour that had made him such a foil to taut drill sergeant Bill Shankly.

The kit had always been part of the faintly comical air Paisley gave off in the years when he was just ‘Bob’, Liverpool’s assistant manager.

Yet here he was standing in front of the players, July 1974, telling them he was going to be manager.

Liverpool icon Bob Paisley shows pals his trophies in his hometown of Hetton, County Durham

Read more extracts from Quiet Genius: Bob Paisley, British Football’s Greatest Manager below

When it was my way not the Heighway for Steve

It would have lifted the mood of despondency caused by Shankly stepping down if Paisley had been able to impress upon them that they were all in this together. But it wasn’t like that. He didn’t want to be there, Paisley told them over and over.

Kevin Keegan responded first. Paisley had to take the job. He was entitled to it, Keegan said. Emlyn Hughes, the captain, was in the corner, still unable to accept that Shankly was leaving. A few of the players rolled their eyes.

Paisley mumbled some self-conscious thanks. Three minutes later he’d run out of things to say and ventured off, with the familiar limp they’d all come to know.

He had made it clear to Liverpool chief executive Peter Robinson and chairman John Smith that he did not want the role.

Paisley was also thinking of what had happened 40 miles up the road where, five years earlier, Frank O’Farrell had stepped into Matt Busby’s shoes at Manchester United. Paisley knew Busby well enough to have an insight into O’Farrell’s disastrous 18 months.

Liverpool’s opening game of 1974-75, at newly promoted Luton Town, awaited the new manager.

Paisley, in his familiar red Gola tracksuit, lead Liverpool through a golden era of trophies

His first Friday team talk — at 10am in the little Melwood room where players would gather on chairs round a table with a baize cloth laid on top of it and blue figures to mark out the tactical plan — revealed Paisley was no speechmaker.

Paisley’s instructions for defender Tommy Smith were not to go ‘wandering round like a miner without a lamp’. Midfielder Brian Hall was to ‘keep an eye’ on ‘what’s-his-name’. Hall, a squad player looking to make an impression, wanted to be sure who he was supposed to be dealing with. ‘Eerm, eeerm . . . what’s his name?’ Paisley replied, still unable to conjure the name. ‘Ah b******s,’ said Paisley. He swept the figures to the floor, told the players to just go out and beat their opponents, and left the room.

Paisley sold central defender Larry Lloyd on August 15, two days before his first game, to Coventry City for £240,000. ‘That was Bob’s biggest call and it came right at the start,’ says Phil Thompson, who replaced Lloyd.

‘It was Paisley saying, “I want a different, ball-playing kind of central defender”.’ They beat Luton 2-1 but there were reality checks — a 2-0 defeat at Manchester City and defeats at home by Burnley and away to Ipswich.

Paisley was being hammered in the press and in November he told Robinson and Smith he wanted to step down. They talked him around. They realised this quiet man was open to ideas.

Former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly (left) lights a cigar for his successor Paisley in 1976

The Anfield maintenance man, Bert Johnson, mentioned a sign he made. In white letters on a red background, it read, ‘THIS IS ANFIELD.’ Johnson thought he might place it above the players’ tunnel. Paisley agreed. Paisley’s vocabulary could be a mystery, because of his struggle to recall a name and the almost indecipherable County Durham accent.

He disclosed before a game against Aston Villa that he had been speaking to one of their scouts, whose surname eluded him. ‘I’ve been speaking to Duggie. Duggie. Duggie Doin’s,’ he said. The players dissolved into laughter and from that day on, Paisley was known to them as ‘Duggie Doin’s’ or sometimes plain ‘Duggie’.

There was some merciless mickey-taking. Terry McDermott, comedian in chief, adopted the ‘Bob walk’. An ankle injury from Paisley’s playing days created a tendency for him to sway from side to side as he moved, with a pronounced swing of the arm.

This was recreated to great comic effect by players who complemented the routine with his favourite expletive: ‘What the f***! What the f*** are you doing?’

His first season saw Liverpool squeak second place by a mere 0.038 superior goal average over Bobby Robson’s Ipswich. A year later, they needed a 1-1 draw or a win at Wolves to take the title.

For Shankly, this would have been a moment for the big speech. For Paisley, it was another moment of unintended comedy gold.

Vast numbers of Liverpool fans had turned up without tickets, including Thompson’s brothers. The defender was worrying about them getting in and, since the door of the dressing room at Molineux opened out on to the main road, he kept disappearing to see if he could find them.

Paisley spent almost 50 years at Anfield and guided Liverpool to three European Cups

‘Boss, you have to help,’ he said. ‘My brothers have been to every game this season and now they can’t get in.’

Paisley went into the corridor, buttonholed the elderly steward for a key and told Thompson to ‘get them up here’. But then Hughes — never one to pass up an opportunity — informed Paisley: ‘My mates are out there as well.’

Paisley opened the door once again, and this time 40 people filed in, carrying flags, banners and horns and singing their Liverpool anthems in the dressing room.

What was supposed to be an environment of calm was bedlam.

Paisley started to panic. ‘What the f***?’ he shouted at no one in particular, single-handedly attempting to force the door shut. ‘How many are in your family?’

Thompson recalls: ‘We were in pieces. It was typical Bob. It relaxed us more than any team talk.’

Liverpool clinched the title by a point from QPR and retained the championship the following summer. The European Cup felt unattainable, but Paisley instilled a more subtle style.

Paisley with his Reds side after victory over Manchetser United in the 1983 League Cup Final

He was very suspicious of foreign territory and Liverpool travelled abroad with a siege mentality.

Players knew better than to consume any of the local produce. Soup was served up in Romania. ‘Don’t touch it,’ Paisley told his players. ‘It’s probably drugged.’

In 1977 Liverpool reached the Rome final against Borussia Monchengladbach. They went ahead in the first half through McDermott.

The Germans equalised but Tommy Smith put Liverpool ahead with a header and Phil Neal sealed things with a penalty.

Paisley would go on to win the European Cup three times, retaining the trophy against Bruges at Wembley in 1978 and seeing off Real Madrid in Paris in 1981.

In only one year between the blank opening season and his retirement in 1983 did Paisley fail to clinch the First Division title.

Extracted from QUIET GENIUS: BOB PAISLEY, BRITISH FOOTBALL’S GREATEST MANAGER by Ian Herbert, published by Bloomsbury Sport on May 4 at £20. © Ian Herbert 2017.


Bob Paisley

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Date of birth/Age: Jan 23, 1919

Place of birth: Hetton-le-Hole

Citizenship: England

Date of death: 14.02.1996 (77)

Avg. term as coach : 8.93 Years

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Jurgen Klopp can match incredible 40-year record set by Bob Paisley if Liverpool avoid defeat to West Ham at Anfield today

Liverpool will be aiming to make it two Premier League wins on the bounce today as they take on West Ham at Anfield – a match you can follow live on talkSPORT.

The Reds have had a mixed bag of results so far this season, but had the quality to overcome a resolute Sheffield United last time out thanks to new signing Diogo Jota.

But it has been anything but plane sailing for the champions this term.

They had their worst defeat in decades inflicted on them by Aston Villa and also held to a stalemate by fierce rivals Everton earlier this month.

Liverpool’s home form, however, has remained incredible throughout the campaign.

In fact, the Reds’ Anfield form under Jurgen Klopp has been nothing short of remarkable since his arrival.

The Merseyside club just don’t lose at Anfield and they can match a remarkable stat this weekend if they avoid defeat to the Hammers.

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 62 Premier League home games (W51 D11), winning 28 of their last 29 at Anfield. If they avoid defeat here, it will equal the longest ever unbeaten home run in their league history (63 between February 1978 and December 1980).

This record was set by another true icon of the club Bob Paisley. So no pressure, Jurgen!

Despite the incredible home form, Liverpool come up against a team who look revitalised under David Moyes.

Having lost their opening two Premier League games this season, the Hammers are now unbeaten in their last four (W2 D2), with that four-game unbeaten run coming against sides who finished in the top seven places last season.

The stage is set for it to be a cracker at Anfield.

You can listen to Liverpool vs West Ham this Saturday live on talkSPORT, kick off 5.30pm


Icons Of Liverpool: Bob Paisley

Bob Paisley: The Playing Years

Paisley’s long association with the Reds began in 1939 when he arrived as a player. However, due to the second world war, Paisley had to wait until the 5 th of January 1946 to make his debut. His eight years playing for the Reds brought just one piece of silverware, a first division title in 1947. After 253 appearances for the Reds, Paisley retired from professional football.

Transition Into Coaching

Following his retirement, Paisley remained at the club taking on several roles including physiotherapist and reserve coach, but became assistant manager when Bill Shankly arrived in 1959. Shankly and Paisley would form a dream partnership designed to get Liverpool back amongst Europe’s elite. As assistant to Shankly, Paisley helped Liverpool win ten pieces of silverware including three first division titles and a UEFA Cup.

Paisley developed as a coach and built good relationships with the players and the Liverpool hierarchy. Following Shankly’s retirement in 1974, the club immediately wanted Paisley to take over. Despite his reluctance to replace his friend, Paisley did eventually become Liverpool manager.

His First Season In Management

The transition from number two to number one took time for Paisley with success limited to just a Community Shield in his first season at the club. However, the foundations were put in place for the success that would follow in the coming season.

The 1975/76 season brought Paisley his first league title and his first taste of European success as they collected the 1976 UEFA Cup. This would begin Liverpool’s dominance of domestic and European football. Paisley also collected the first of six Manager of the Year awards following their success.

Continued Success

The 1976/77 campaign brought Paisley his second league title and saw Liverpool take the crown as the kings of Europe. More success followed as Liverpool defended the European Cup the following season and collected the Super Cup and their third community shield in four seasons.

Paisley continued to collect major silverware winning at least one trophy every season. Following the completion of the 1977/78 season, Liverpool would collect a further four league titles, three league cups and another European cup.

Paisley’s Final Season as Manager

The 1982/83 would prove to be Paisley’s final season in the dugout. Paisley’s final season concluded with his sixth league title as Liverpool manager and his third league cup.

After 535 games, 20 pieces of silverware and nine glorious years in the dugout, Paisley retired as Liverpool manager in May 1983. He departed the dugout a true hero and loyal servant who the fans idolised. The year would conclude with his sixth Manager of the Year award and an OBE from the Queen.

However, his affiliation with the club was not over as following his retirement from management, Paisley moved upstairs and became a director. His role as director lasted nine years before officially leaving the club in 1992 ending his 53-year association with the Reds.

Bob Paisley: Icon Does Not Come Close

When Paisley arrived in 1939, nobody expected the impact he made across five decades. He loved his time on and off the pitch and certainly is one of Britain’s best football managers. He took Liverpool to heights fans could only dream off.

Icon does not come close to what he did for Liverpool Football Club. He worked hard throughout his spell bring joy and happiness to players, senior figures and most importantly the fans. Paisley built an amazing legacy at the club and certainly contributed to Liverpool becoming one of Europe’s biggest clubs.

He departed a true legend and is still fondly remembered by fans and players alike for his achievements. Bob Paisley is Liverpool royalty and a British football icon.


Bob Paisley: The reluctant successor creates his own story of legend

Bob Paisley joined the Reds’ playing ranks in 1939, would serve in the Second World War and then return to help clinch the First Division title in 1947.

A future in management awaited when he hung up his boots in 1954, but he would first re-join the ranks as a physiotherapist before stepping into the role of reserve team coach and then subsequently first-team trainer.

The arrival of Bill Shankly in 1959 would forever alter Liverpool Football Club and with it, the trajectory of Paisley’s career, as his role as assistant manager would then steer him into the hot seat upon Shankly’s retirement in 1974.

Paisley had been “happy to play second fiddle” to the Scot and was resistant to succeed Shankly, following his shock retirement announcement, after 15 successful years which returned three league titles, two FA Cups and a UEFA Cup.

Former Liverpool chief executive Peter Robinson even admitted that “the chairman, directors and I had to gang up on him,” in order for him to assume the position.

Ray Clemence provided this insight into the words the humble genius would later utter:

“I’ll never forget him standing in the dressing room in the summer of 1974 on the first day of pre-season training and telling us: ‘Shanks has gone and they’re giving me the job even though I didn’t really want it. But we must try to carry on what he’s started.’”

An introvert and not one for the spotlight, Paisley was content to let others take centre-stage and let the achievements speak for themselves as he continued to hone his craft without any prying eyes.

But the demands of the press would now require him to step out of the shadows in a multitude of ways, and the enormity of what lay ahead was not lost:

“It’s like being given the Queen Elizabeth to steer in a force 10 gale,” Paisley had confessed to the press.

On July 26, 1974, Paisley was officially ushered into the manager’s position at Anfield, 35 years after first joining the club.

It was no secret that Shankly’s success would be a tough act to follow, and his first season as manager would end without silverware, but it would be the first and last time in the eight seasons which followed.

The Reds’ domination would extend not only to English football but Europe too as Paisley and his men would secure the European Cup, not once but an unparalleled three times.

He became the first man to manage three European Cup-winning sides, and would later be joined by both Carlo Ancelotti and Zinedine Zidane, who matched the feat in 2014 and 2018 respectively.

In addition to Paisley’s expert knowledge of the game, his ability to identify and pick players from obscurity became a hallmark of his management career.

The likes of Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen, Graeme Souness, Ian Rush, Alan Kennedy, Ronnie Whelan and Mark Lawrenson all signed for the Reds during his time at the helm, and each would etch their place in Liverpool folklore in one way or another.

And after nine seasons as manager, Paisley would bid farewell with six First Division titles, three European Cups, one UEFA Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, three League Cups and six Charity Shields.

Once his time at the helm came to an end in 1983, Paisley had loyally served Liverpool Football Club for 44 years.

He would then continue his association with the club as a director and would arm Kenny Dalglish with a wealth of knowledge when he took over as manager in 1985.

Despite having faced the all-mighty task of being the man to directly step into the position vacated by Shankly, Paisley would go on to become a legend in his own right, with Dalglish aptly saying, “there will never be another like him.”

A motivator and a humble genius, and one whose achievements see him rightly regarded as the best and most successful manager in English football.

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