Sunday, July 6 – 1947
Our old friend, Bill Shankly, Scotland and Preston wing-half, has landed himself a nice job. Bill’s grand career is drawing to a close, and, as insurance against the future, he has signed a contract with Preston to act as player-coach next season.
Bill is thus filling the shoes of fellow-Scot Andy Beattie, who relinquished this coaching job to join Barrow as manager. With characteristic thoroughness Bill has already got down to business and is already in training at Deepdale.
Personally I’d say this is a move that’ll make both club and player happy. Only a few weeks ago, the junior final, Bill was telling me of some of the things he’d like to see done for the youngsters. This is his chance to show us.
(The Sunday Post, 06-07-1947)