"I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I'd say I was in the top one."
Brian Clough was opinionated and loud, but he had every right to be as he was the greatest football manager England has ever produced. Many others may claim this accolade, but Clough is the only one who really deserves it.
He was inspiring and passionate as the manager of Derby County, but his greatest victory came later. He took Nottingham Forest, a floundering team in the early 70s, all the way to the giddy heights of being the Champions of Europe on two occasions.The Book of Clough is a collection of the most outrageous remarks he made, his courageously uncompromising comments that completely disregarded authority. He spoke not to keep people happy but to shake things up, to make a point. He could be counted on always having something to say on a subject and always spoke his mind, thus making this book a fantastic way of getting into his "big head", as he called it.
"I am a big head not a figurehead."