The 21st March 2019 marked what would have been the 84th birthday of one of football’s greatest managers; Brian Clough.
The former Nottingham Forest boss guided them through what was an unparalleled period of success in the club’s history. Throughout the 1970s he won two European Cups, a European Super Cup and a First Division title. Further triumphs were also to follow in the form of the League Cup.
Reacting to a tweet wishing him happy birthday, fans flooded to pay tribute to their late manager.
On what would have been Brian Clough’s 84th birthday, #NFFC remembers the greatest manager in the club’s history.
A man who changed the face of a football club forever.
Never forgotten. Forever Forest. pic.twitter.com/asDgXUDbWD
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) March 21, 2019
There were plenty of superlatives for Clough, with supporters of the Reds labelling him the best manager of all time. One supporter found it fitting to leave a single goat emoji, symbolising his status as one of the greatest ever.
Another fan said he’d never be forgotten as tributes continued to pour in with one individual claiming that it was because of him that they found love for the club. One tweet used one of Clough’s famous quotes.
Here’s the best of the tributes.
— NFSC Munster Branch (@munsterforest) March 21, 2019
“I wouldn’t say I am the best manager in the business. But I am in the top one.”
Best manager ever. ??#NFFC
— Dave⭐️⭐️ (@dj_zotov) March 21, 2019
— Josh ??????? (@Josh_Wilko) March 21, 2019
Thank you for so much Mr Clough
— Paul Higgins (@TrickyRedDog) March 21, 2019
— Peter O’Hanraha-Hanrahan (@PeterOHanrahaH) March 21, 2019
Unfortunately I can only love this tweet once. I love that man, provided so many great childhood memories. I love our club because of him. “I hope anybody’s not stupid enough to write us off”
— antonysissons⭐⭐ (@antonysissons) March 21, 2019
— Jake Whalin (@jakeleewhalin) March 21, 2019
What a fitting day to renew my season ticket. RIP Mr. Clough. #NFFC
— Dave (@davetNG3) March 21, 2019