'Tremendous personality' - What they said about: The death of Scots football legend Tommy Docherty

Former Scotland, Chelsea and Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty died at the age of 92 this week following a long illness.

Tommy Docherty pictured in a Scotland jersey in season 1970/71.
Tommy Docherty pictured in a Scotland jersey in season 1970/71.

Family statement

"He was a much-loved husband, father and papa and will be terribly missed.”

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Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish

“Sad to hear the news about The Doc. Great footballing man and really good company. Great patter and sense of humour. I thank him for giving me my first Scottish Cap. To Mary and all the family our sincere condolences. RIP Tommy Docherty.”

Match of the Day presenter Dan Walker

“One of my first jobs was working on a football phone-in with Tommy Docherty & Malcolm Allison. The Doc was always kind & took great care of Malcolm.

“He was full of quips but behind the humour was a deep love and understanding of the game.

My thoughts are with his family.”

Scottish FA president Rod Petrie

“Football has lost a tremendous personality in Tommy Docherty. He was tenacious on the park and a great leader off it.

“Tommy was a regular in the Scotland side in the 1950s that qualified for two World Cups, and his record as Scotland manager was impressive, albeit cut short by his decision to take the Manchester United job.

"He was on record as saying that the biggest regret of his career was leaving his Scotland managerial role and looking at the results and performances he inspired, it is hard not to wonder what might have been had he remained.

“His charisma and love for the game shone even after he stopped managing and it was entirely fitting that Tommy should be inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame for his lifelong service. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.'

Manchester United FC

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tommy Docherty, who led us to FA Cup victory in 1977 with a thrilling, attacking team in the best traditions of Manchester United.

“Everyone at the club sends sincere condolences to Tommy’s loved ones.”

Preston North End FC

"Everyone at Preston North End is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former player and manager Tommy Docherty, who made over 300 appearances for the club.”