On this day in 1975, Brian Clough began his glorious reign at Nottingham Forest.
The manager had been out of the game since September 1974, after being sacked by Leeds United.
But he returned on 6th January, taking over a Forest side placed 13th in the Second Division.
Under his management, Forest returned to Division One and won the title in their first season after promotion, captured the League Cup four times and his crowning glory – consecutive European Cups.
He was one of the game’s most charismatic and outspoken managers, courting controversy, taking reporters to task, clashing with board members and even tackling pitch invading Forest fans.
Clough managed Forest until 1993, when relegation took them out of the top flight for the first time in 16 years and he announced his retirement.
He died in September 2004, from stomach cancer.