THOSE DERBY DAYS
Brian Clough walked into Derby County's Baseball Ground in the summer of 1967. It marked the start of a memorable transformation of the Second Division club, who became English champions within just a few years.
Clough brought his assistant Peter Taylor with him. They had enjoyed success in their first managerial roles at Hartlepool. Derby were in the Division Two doldrums and needed new blood. They got it in the shape of Clough and Taylor. After winning promotion to Division One in 1969, Derby went on to secure the league title.
Roy McFarland was still a teenager when he signed for Clough at Derby. Under him, he won a First Division title and his first England cap. McFarland told this website: "When I signed for Derby, one of the first things Clough said to me was that I would be an international player. Everything he said came true. It was an incredible time."
McFarland recalls those magical times in this brianclough.com video....
Clough was given the Freedom of Derby in 2003 and a statue of him, and his assistant Peter Taylor, was unveiled in 2010 at Pride Park, which had hosted the memorial service in 2004.