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Top Twenty Best Football Quotes- The Football Managers

Updated on June 6, 2012

Clough likes his say

Football Managers

Football managers always have plenty to say,whether it is about their own team,other teams or anything connected with football,they like to be heard.

They can be giving their opinion on the chairmen,players or their fellow managers.Many of these quotes are regarding the pressures of football management,which many people deem is the hardest job in football.

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Top twenty managers quotes

If you are first you are first. If you are second, you are nothing.
Bill Shankly

It's the best day since I got married. Alex Ferguson after beating Sheffield Utd in 1992

“Football hooligans - well, there are 92 club chairmen for a start. Brian Clough

Good morning, Bobby. Bryan: You’re Bobby, I’m Bryan! Sir Bobby Robson to Bryan Robson.

He's the Fidel Castro of football,an enlightened despot rather than a dictator. Steve Coppell, Crystal Palace manager on his chairman Ron Noades

I can now see why Terry Venables wants to buy his own club. Don Howe ,after beind sacked by QPR.

They compare Steve McManaman to Steve Highway and he’s nothing like him, but I can see why – because he’s a bit different. Kevin Keegan.

It's like Star trek,He boldly goes where no man has been before. Howard Kendal on Peter Reid

I sorted out the team formation last night lying in bed with the wife. When your husband's as ugly as me, you'd only want to talk football in bed. Harry Redknapp.

As with every young player, he’s only 18. Sir Alex Ferguson on a young David Beckham.

Football management is like a nuclear war. No winners, just survivors. Tommy Docherty

I love football, but positively hate being a manager. Lou Macari ,West Ham manager.

If players are not going to die for this club then I don't want them. Alex Miller,Hibs manager.


It is nice to be important,but it is also important to be nice. Bob Paisley.



Pressure , you are under pressure in war zones not football.
Authur Cox.

It is a matter of building up and trying not to be impatient.But we all know that we are just a month away from playing in the Final of the European Championship. Graham Taylor, England manager 1992 , England did not get past the first round!

There is no crisis here.Just panic. John Docherety, Millwall manager, after seven consecutive defeats.

It was a game of two halves,and we were rubbish in both of them. Brian horton, Oxford manager.

If I wasn't the manager I would have gone home early. Alex Miller Hibs manager after a 0-0 draw.

Our back four were at sixes and sevens. Ron Atkinson.

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      Info Bucket 6 years ago from Kerala, India

      Nice Quotes. i liked this "If you are first you are first. If you are second, you are nothing."

      Bill Shankly

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      kubth 6 years ago from UK

      Some absolute gems here. I wonder if the current crop of Premier League managers will be remembered for their wisdom!

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      Fuller_legend 6 years ago from Stoke-On-Trent, England

      Some great quotes in there. Good read

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      ronaldoh 6 years ago from England

      cheers Fuller

    • AnkushKohli profile image

      AnkushKohli 5 years ago from India

      Great Quotes from the legends of Football.

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      ronaldoh 5 years ago from England

      Glad you enjoyed them Ankush!

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