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Top 10 Brian Clough Quotes


Today would have marked the 80th birthday of legendary English football Manager Brian Clough. To celebrate the life of the two time European Cup winning coach, we take a look at the best 10 quotes from the often controversial football figure.

After a streaker interrupted Derby’s game against Man Utd: “The Derby players saw more of his balls than the one they’re meant to be playing with!”


“On occasions I have been big headed. I think most people are when they get in the limelight. I call myself Big Head just to remind myself not to be.”


“Walk on water? I know most people out there will be saying that instead of walking on it, I should have taken more of it with my drinks. They are absolutely right.”


“If a chairman sacks the manager he initially appointed, he should go as well.”


About disagreements with players: “We talk about it for 20 minutes and then we decide I was right.”


About Keane: “I only ever hit Roy once. He got up so I couldn't have hit him very hard.”


“Rome wasn't built in a day. But I wasn't on that particular job.”


“I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.”


About Martin O’Neil’s success at Leicester City: “Anybody who can do anything in Leicester other than knit a jumper has got to be a genius. If he’d been English or Swedish, he’d have walked the England job.”


About Forest midfielder Brian Rice: “I’m not saying he’s pale and thin, but the maid in our hotel room pulled back the sheets and remade the bed without realizing he was still in it!”


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