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Full name Thomas Henderson Docherty
Date of birth (1928-04-24)24 April 1928
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 31 December 2020(2020-12-31) (aged 92)
Place of death England
Playing position Right half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Shettleston
1947–1949 Celtic 9 (2)
1949–1958 Preston North End 324 (5)
1958–1961 Arsenal 83 (1)
1961–1962 Chelsea 4 (0)
Total 420 (8)
National team
1951–1959 Scotland 25 (1)
1952–1953 Scotland B 2 (0)
1955 Scotland A vs B trial 1 (0)
1958 SFA trial v SFL 1 (0)
Teams managed
1961–1967 Chelsea
1967–1968 Rotherham United
1968 Queens Park Rangers
1968–1970 Aston Villa
1970–1971 Porto
1971 Scotland (caretaker)
1971–1972 Scotland
1972–1977 Manchester United
1977–1979 Derby County
1979–1980 Queens Park Rangers
1981 Sydney Olympic
1981 Preston North End
1982–1983 South Melbourne
1983 Sydney Olympic
1984–1985 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1987–1988 Altrincham
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Thomas Henderson Docherty (24 April 1928 – 31 December 2020), commonly known as The Doc, was a Scottish football player and manager. He played as a right half.

Life

Docherty was born in Gorbals, Glasgow. He played for Celtic, Preston North End, Arsenal and Chelsea. He also played for Scotland 25 times between 1951 and 1959. He then managed a total of 13 clubs between 1961 and 1988. He also managed Scotland during that time. He managed Chelsea to the Football League Cup in 1964–65. Docherty was manager of Manchester United between 1972 and 1977. In 1974, the club was relegated to the Second Division but were promoted the next season. He also won the FA Cup with Manchester United in 1976–77.

Docherty died on 31 December 2020, aged 92.

Honours

Player

Preston North End

Managerial

Chelsea
Manchester United
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