Liverpool to bone marrow
Robert Paisley was a member of the coaching staff of Bill Shankly, in which Liverpool first returned to the top division in the 1960s, then entered the European arena for the first time, and finally, in 1973, won its first European trophy – the UEFA Cup.
Unlike Shankly, Bob Paisley’s entire football career went to Liverpool — he joined the club in 1939, but the debut mainly took place after a few years — the Second World War began, which Paisley ended in Italy. Only in January 1946, the 27-year-old played the first match for Liverpool.
In 1954, after the club was in the second division, Paisley decided to complete the performances, but remained in Liverpool as a … physiotherapist. Football is a dangerous profession, fraught with bruises, fractures, muscle sprains and other injuries. It is not surprising that during his football career Paisley became interested in medicine and even went to medical courses. In the end, having accumulated vast experience, he learned how to instantly determine the nature of the injury and knew how to treat it. And when Bill Shankly came to Liverpool in 1959, Paisley became his closest assistant. The entire victorious path of the 60s, the head coach and his assistant went hand in hand, and in the successes of the club, of course, Paisley did a great contribution, as did another member of the coaching staff of that time, Joe Fagan.
When Shankley decided to retire from business in 1974, the Liverpool management immediately offered Peisli2 head coach to Bob Paisley, but he hesitated. The reason was his character: Paisley always tried to keep a low profile, avoided communication with journalists, preferring to do his work quietly and imperceptibly. Finally, he still accepted the offer.
In the first season of 1974-1975, under his leadership, “Liverpool” was left without trophies. In the championship of England the club has long fought for the championship, but still lost the first line in the Derby County table, remaining the second. Liverpool dropped out of the FA Cup and lost to the Hungarian Ferencvaros Cup in the second-round Cup in the second round – with two draws, the ball scored by Hungarians in a foreign field played a decisive …
Peisli4But next year, the truly “golden” time of “Liverpool” began – Bob Paisley became the club’s most successful coach in its history, creating a team that included players like Terry McDermott, who came from Newcastle, David Johnson from Ipswich “, and a little later, in 1977, – Keni Dalglish, invited from Celtic. In the spring of 1976, Liverpool again became the champion of England and won the UEFA Cup for the second time in its history. In the final matches, he defeated the Belgian Brugge, which was then headed by Ernst Happel. The Paisley team won the first match in Liverpool with a score of 3: 2, the match in Bruges ended in a draw – 1: 1.
In the following years, “Liverpool” has never been without trophies. Bob Paisley led the club until 1983, and during that time he became the champion of England 5 times, won the English League Cup three times, the English Super Cup 5 times, the UEFA Super Cup once, but, most importantly, he won the European Champions Cup three times. When Paisley “Liverpool” rapidly broke into the number of the most titled clubs in Europe.
For the first time, the Paisley Club won the most prestigious European club trophy in the 1976-1977 season. On May 25, 1977, Liverpool 3: 1 won the final match of Borussia from Mönchengladbach, the same German club that four years earlier had unsuccessfully confronted Liverpool Bill Shankly in the UEFA Cup final.
The following year, the Bob Paisley club reached the European Cup final again, and on May 10, 1978, it met with the same Brugge Ernst Happel. The only goal in this match was scored by Keni Dalglish. By the way, in the semifinals, Liverpool beat on the sum of two matches the tighter Borussia from Mönchengladbach. And finally, on May 27, 1981, Liverpool won its third European Cup, beating Real Madrid in the final match 1: 0.
And after 2 years, Bob Paisley decided to leave the post of head coach. Peisli3 He left the winner, once again winning the English Championship, the English Super Cup and the English League Cup. The final match in which Liverpool won the League Cup was the last game that Paisley managed as head coach. But the Cup of England he never once obeyed for all 9 years, during which he headed the “Liverpool”.
But if Bill Shankly left the club completely and irrevocably, Bob Paisley continued to work in Liverpool for more than a decade in administrative positions and assisting with tips from new head coaches. The first of them after him was Joe Fagan. Under Shankley, this man, like Paisley, was part of his coaching staff, and under Paisley he became his own assistant.