Today our guest is Lawrie McMenemy. Many of you, myself included, were not around when McMenemy was one of the elite managers in English football. In his 25+ years he coached at Grimsby Town, Doncaster, Southampton, Sunderland and was an assistant with the English National team.
Some of his highlights include: guiding three different teams to promotion, winning the 1976 FA Cup with Southampton, and finishing second in the league in 1983-84. He’s also managed legendary players like Peter Shilton, Alan Ball, and Kevin Keegan.
His off the field accomplishments are just as impressive. In 2006, he was awarded with an MBE, he was the Chairman of the Special Olympics UK and has worked for numerous charities like the Football Foundation. Southampton Solent University also honored him by naming their Centre for Football Research after him.
The Guinness Book of Records even rated him as one of the twenty most successful managers in post-war English football. If you want more info on McMenemy you can buy his book here