First XI

Shock managerial appointments

September 29, 2010
By Robin Hackett
With Paul Gascoigne set to make a shock return to management at Garforth Town, ESPNsoccernet selects a First XI of some of the most surprising appointments the game has seen.

Brian Clough - Brighton (1973)

Clough took Derby County into the top-flight in 1969 before winning the title in 1972 but, as was his way, he found himself regularly upsetting the club's board of directors. He resigned in October 1973, believing the support of the fans would be enough to put him back at ...

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