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David Leggat

Big Jock

Jock Wallace lived a life like no other modern football manager. Big Jock now tells the real story of the man, the manager and the legend from his early days in the mining village of Wallyford to the jungles of Malaysia, where he fought with the King's Own Scottish Borderers, and on to legendary status as manager of Rangers. And what an extraordinary life it was. Jock Wallace was undoubtedly one of the finest managers ever to work at Ibrox. He was one of the last of the old-style Scottish managers but also became a very modern manager as he built his own teams and steered them to tremendous success. He played his part in the 1972 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup victory, managed the team that ended Celtic's bid for ten-in-a-row and went on to glory with two domestic Trebles in three years. Big Jock also charts his tense relationship with that other Rangers legend, Willie Waddell, and how their arguments led to Wallace walking out on his beloved Rangers at the moment of his greatest triumph. It also shows how Wallace was far more than just a strict disciplinarian and was, in fact, tactically astute and ahead of his time.
290 printed pages
Original publication
2014

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