Bill Shankly gets the Liverpool job


December 1, 1959
Bill Shankly, 46-year-old manager of Huddersfield Town, was appointed as Liverpool’s new manager last night. He will start his new job within a month.

Shankly succeeds Phil Taylor, who resigned recently, and will have more authority than any of his post-war predecessors – the late George Kay, Don Welsh, and Taylor.
Liverpool chairman Thomas Valentine Williams (T.V. Williams) said last night: “The Huddersfield board have decided to replace Mr. Shankly – with reluctance.”

Shankly, former Preston and Scotland wing half, managed Carlisle, Grimsby, and Workington before joining Huddersfield three years ago.
(Daily Express: December 2, 1959)

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