Brian Clough Quotes

When you talk of successful football players who went on to become even more successful coaches, very few names will spring up. Brian Howard Clough, OBE, was one of the few personalities that excelled both as football players in their heyday and also as coaches after retirement from competitive football. During both careers, some Brian Clough quotes came to the fore and stood with teammates and opponents alike. Brian Clough played as a striker for Middlesbrough and Sunderland. He raked up over 250 goals within a span of 274 starts. “Provided you don’t kiss me” is the title of Brian Clough’s auto biography. Brian Clough quotes motivate soccer players.

Brian Clough Quotes

  • That Seaman is a handsome young man but he spends too much time looking in his mirror rather than at the ball. You can’t keep goal with hair like that.

  •  Beckham? His wife can’t sing and his barber can’t cut hair.

  •  Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive.Brian Clough Quotes

  •  They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but I wasn’t on that particular job.

  •  When I go, God’s going to have to give up his favourite chair.

  •  Players lose you games, not tactics. There’s so much crap talked about tactics by people who barely know how to win at dominoes.Brian Clough Quotes

  •  On occasions I have been big-headed. I think most people are when they get in the limelight. I call myself Big Head just to remind myself not to be.

  •  I wouldn’t say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.

  •  I like my women to be feminine, not sliding into tackles and covered in mud.

  •  Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven’t had fourteen pairs in my life.

  •  I’ve decided to pick my moment to retire very carefully – in about 200 years time.

  •  If a chairman sacks the manager he initially appointed, he should go as well.

  •  Telling the entire world and his dog how good a manager I was. I knew I was the best but I should have said nowt and kept the pressure off ‘cos they’d have worked it out for themselves.

  •  Walk on water? I know most people out there will be saying that instead of walking on it, I should have taken more of it with my drinks. They are absolutely right.

  •  We used to go to the pictures every Saturday night but we had to leave a little bit early and get home and watch Match of the Day – and my wife still complains she missed the last five minutes of every film we saw.

  •  I want no epitaphs of profound history and all that type of thing. I contributed. I would hope they would say that, and I would hope somebody liked me.

  •  When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.

  •  The river Trent is lovely, I know because I have walked on it for 18 years.

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