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The Doc to visit Bungay

PUBLISHED: 09:53 19 February 2010 | UPDATED: 09:17 01 August 2010

Tommy Docherty is coming to Bungay on the evening of Friday, March 19.

The Bungay & District Sports Association is hosting an Evening with "The Doc" to include a three-course supper and an Auction of Promises.

Tommy Docherty is coming to Bungay on the evening of Friday, March 19.

The Bungay & District Sports Association is hosting an Evening with “The Doc” to include a three-course supper and an Auction of Promises.

Tickets are only £24.50 each and are obtainable from the Maltings Meadow Sports Club directly or by contacting Jon Fuller on 07876 614617.

Docherty is recognised as one of the UK's funniest soccer speakers - the man who often claims to have had more clubs than Jack Nicklaus!

Docherty's football career began when he joined non-League Shettleston Juniors. After spending just over two years with Celtic, he joined Preston North End.

It was at Preston where he enjoyed the most successful period of his playing career, making over 300 League appearances, and appearing in an FA Cup Final in 1954.

At Preston he received the first of his 25 full Scotland international caps.

In 1958, he left Deepdale to join Arsenal. Docherty finished his professional playing career after three successful years with Arsenal in 1961.

Immediately, Docherty was offered the post of player-coach at Chelsea and less than 12 months later, after Ted Drake's departure, Tommy took over as manager. He led Chelsea to the FA and Fairs Cup semi-finals, before reaching the FA Cup final in 1967. In 1971 he was appointed manager of Scotland.

In December 1972, Frank O'Farrell was sacked as manager of Manchester United, the temptation of managing one of Europe's biggest clubs was too much to resist. Docherty was poached by United and quit his job with Scotland. He stayed with Manchester United for five years.

Since he left Manchester United he has built a successful career as a pundit and an after-dinner speaker.

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