Former Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty dies

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Former Manchester United manager, FA Cup winner Tommy Docherty has died at the age of 92, the club confirmed.

Docherty, nicknamed ‘El Doc’, died this Thursday surrounded by his family, after suffering a long illness.

He made more than 300 appearances for Preston North End and won 25 games for Scotland as a player, before going on to manage 12 clubs.

Docherty led Chelsea to the 1964-65 EFL Cup, won the 1976-77 FA Cup with United over a five-year period, and managed one of the club’s greats in the form of George Best.

His stint at United followed a year in charge of Scotland, which came after a stint at Porto in 1970-71.

In a statement on its official Twitter account, United said: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tommy Docherty, who led us to victory in the FA Cup in 1977 with an exciting attacking team in the best traditions of Manchester United.

“Everyone at the club sends their deepest condolences to Tommy’s loved ones.”

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