Ian St. John or Bob Paisley to replace Bill Shankly?

July 13, 1974
Ian St. John, manager of Motherwell, could be in the running to take over at Liverpool. St. John, one of Bill Shankly’s first signings and a Kop favourite, scored the winning goal in the 1965 FA Cup Final.

He went back to his old club a year ago – after Shankly had told the board: “He’ll make a great manager.”

Bob Paisley, 35 years at Anfield, is the present assistant manager. “I hoped Bill would go on to 99 with me at his side,” he said.

Gordon Milne (Coventry) and Ron Yeats (Tranmere) are other Shankly signings now in management. Tony Waiters (Plymouth) used to be a Liverpool coach.
(Source: Daily Mirror: July 13, 1974)

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