Tributes paid to legendary Liverpool boss Bill Shankly

Robert Gillan reflected in the Bill Shankly memorial at Glenbuck East Ayrshire.
Robert Gillan reflected in the Bill Shankly memorial at Glenbuck East Ayrshire.
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TRIBUTES were paid locally to legendary football manager Bill Shankly on Sunday, the day before what would have been his 100th birthday.

Glenbuck, near Glespin, was the scene for a ceremony attended by 70 people including Bill Shankly’s niece Barbara Alexander and nephew Ian Shankly.

Shankly, who was raised in Glenbuck, won the FA Cup as a Preston player before a glorious managerial career which saw him transform Liverpool from a struggling second division outfit into a major European force.

He died in 1981 at age 68.

Sunday’s ceremony was organised by Robert Gillan of Glespin, currently trying to establish Glenbuck Football Academy.