Insightful Jock Stein Interview Appears From BBC Archives

Jock Stein is a man who need no introduction. The Scotsman was one of the finest managers in the history of the game and without doubt the greatest in Celtic’s history.

Stein also played for Celtic in the 1950s before writing himself into Paradise folklore by leading the club to the European Cup trophy and nine in a row. He also guided Celtic to the Final of the European Cup and the Semi Finals twice, as well as winning the treble and a quintuple.

There are many famous quotes from the great man, perhaps most famously of all “football without fans is nothing.”

We are also familiar with his thoughts that the “best place to defend is on the edge of the oppositions penalty box.” However, he wasn’t always as positive as that, as this fantastic video from the BBC archives shows:

Maybe Celtic should have taken heed of that advice at the beginning of this season, before slipping behind in the title race.

About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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