In association with LFCHistory.net, we examine the relationship between two of our legendary managers - Bob Paisley and Bill Shankly.
Bob Paisley and Bill Shankly worked side by side for 15 years and it's safe to say that outside Shankly's family nobody knew Bill as well as Bob.
Paisley reflects on Shankly's reasons for retiring and gives us a valuable insight into this extraordinary man:
"Bill was a great motivator. Sometimes it would backfire on you mind. You see he used to encourage all sorts of lads to come down to Anfield and receive attention for injuries. And Ill never forget one day I was in my room and I heard Bill in the corridor telling this lad: 'Ah, that's no problem, son, Bobby Paisley will sort you out. He's the greatest trainer in the world. He can fix anything. There's his room, there. Tell him I sent you.' And then a few moments later this poor young fella wheels himself in a wheelchair. It was so sad. I couldnt do anything for him. But that was Bill. Hed think just by telling people something it would make them believe in themselves and they'd be alright and it rubbed off on lots of them and made them better people." Bob Paisley.
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