Tommy Docherty (Dies At 92) Biography: Wiki, Age, Wife, Career, Death Cause

Who is Tommy Docherty? Tommy Docherty Bio/Wiki

Thomas Henderson Docherty aka Tommy Docherty was a Scottish football player and trainer and was simply known as The Doc. He was born on 24 April 1928 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Docherty died after a long illness on 31 December 2020, aged 92 years.


He was 92 years old.


In December 1949, Docherty married his first wife named Agnes Docherty, after he had left his native Scotland to sign for Preston North End. They were married for 27 years before his love affair with Mary Brown was revealed by Docherty in 1977.

Docherty and Agnes had four children together named Mick, Thomas Jr., Catherine, and Peter. He had two more twins, daughters Grace and Lucy, who were born during the 1980s, after marrying Mary Brown.

Agnes died at the age of 73 in September 2002. In 2008, Tommy Docherty Jr. published a 2008 novel, Married to a Man of Two Halves, which was based on memoirs and newspaper cuttings he had found after her death while clearing the house of his mother.


Docherty won the first of his 25 full Scotland international caps at Preston. In a 7-2 loss by England in 1955, his solitary goal came. He was part of the Scottish teams that participated in the FIFA World Cup finals in 1954 and 1958, held in Switzerland and Sweden, respectively.

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Docherty was offered the position of Chelsea Player-Coach in February 1961. Docherty took over as manager less than twelve months later, upon Ted Drake’s departure and with the club facing relegation from the top flight.

However, he was unable to keep the club in the First Division, and at the end of the 1961–62 season, the team was relegated. Docherty played for many clubs, most notably Preston North End, and between 1951 and 1959, he represented Scotland 25 times.

Then, between 1961 and 1988, he managed a total of 13 teams, as well as the Scottish national team. Between 1972 and 1977, Docherty was manager of Manchester United, during which time they were relegated to the Second Division, but at the first attempt, they were promoted back to the First Division as champions.

Death Cause

Tommy Docherty died after a long illness at the age of 92, his family has reported.

His family said in a statement: “Tommy passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home. He was a much-loved husband, father and papa and will be terribly missed.

“We ask that our privacy be respected at this time.”

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