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Nottingham Forest rocked the football world when they won the league title followed by back-to-back European Cup victories under the guidance of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor. Forest enjoyed the most successful spell in their history under the management duo but their remarkable relationship was more of a fine romance than an affair to remember.


The two men, who combined to become one of the most successful managerial partnerships in the history of English football, were about as similar as chalk and cheese; Clough was a stylish and outspoken man who often craved the media’s attention, he coached in a simple way favouring hard talking and hands-on management rather complicated set-piece routines. Taylor, however, was a shy, optimistic and very much a right-hand-man who disliked any form of press attention.

Brian Clough & Peter Taylor