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.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tommy Docherty, who led us to FA Cup victory in 1977 with a thrilling, attacking team in the best traditions of Manchester United.
Everyone at the club sends sincere condolences to Tommy’s loved ones. pic.twitter.com/KLRsRJwIIv
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 31, 2020
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.
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.
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.”
Tommy Docherty, the former Manchester United manager, has died aged 92, his family said.
Docherty led United to FA Cup glory in 1977.
Rest in peace, Tommy pic.twitter.com/aw4QQUhq5C
— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) December 31, 2020
Everybody at Chelsea Football Club is very saddened to learn of the death of our former player and manager Tommy Docherty.
Tommy was a legend of our game and our thoughts are with his family and close friends at this time. 💙 pic.twitter.com/pFEESAb5DI
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 31, 2020
Sorry to hear about Tommy Docherty passing away aged 92. Divisive, but a generation of fans fell in love with MUFC because of the attacking football his team played. Went to see him at home near Manchester in his 80s and he was still great company. Condolences to his family. RIP. pic.twitter.com/UgmlXvmJuX
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) December 31, 2020