– The Royal Box is not for me, says Shankly


Friday, August 2 – 1974
Bill Shankly, who recently retired as the Liverpool manager, does not want to be treated like a king. He has turned down a Football Association invitation to sit in the Royal Box at Wembley for the Charity Shield game with Leeds United tomorrow week, saying he prefers to remain a commoner and stay close to his Liverpool players.
I’m not going to be told where to sit, and I’ll do as I please when the day comes,” he says.
F.A. secretary Ted Croker and Soccer’s top brass want Shankly to sit alongside England team boss Don Revie, the former Leeds manager, and World Cup referee Jack Taylor.
(Daily Express, 02-08-1974)

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