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The resignation letter of one of football's greatest managers has been revealed

Bill Shankly won on three First Division titles and two FA Cups with Liverpool.

Shanks' resignation letter has been revealed.
Shanks' resignation letter has been revealed.
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THE LETTER WRITTEN by Bill Shankly when he tendered his resignation from Liverpool has been revealed.

Shankly spent a successful decade and a half at the club during which time he saw them promoted from the Second Division before winning three First Division titles, four Charity Shields, a Uefa Cup and two FA Cups.

It was after Liverpool’s second FA Cup win over Newcastle in 1974 that the Scot tendered his resignation but the letter has not been seen before yesterday when John Aldridge revealed it on Twitter:

At a press conference after accepting Shankly’s resignation, Liverpool chairman John Smith said:

“I would like to at this stage place on record the board’s great appreciation of Mr Shankly’s magnificent achievements over the period of his managership.”

However, as Liverpool fans know too well, Shankly was replaced by his assistant Bob Paisley who guided Liverpool to six more First Division titles, three European Cups and a Uefa Cup.

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