"I'm not saying I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one."

That's the comment voted as the top all-time quote by fans of Old Big 'Ead. More than one-thousand people took part in the on-line poll conducted by this website. Over sixty per cent voted for this one.

Clough's wit and wisdom are second to none and his fans appreciate his plain-speaking. The response to the poll has been tremendous.

Among the other favourties was a remark referring to Manchester United's decision to pull-out of a previous FA Cup competition and play in the World Club Championship in Brazil instead.

Clough commented: "Manchester United in Brazil? I hope they all get bloody diarrhoea."

Another classic quote came when he commented on the content of Posh Spice's lost luggage. "Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life."

There are many more classic quotes HERE. Some voters suggested other quotes they had either heard him say or read about over the years. A few of them are listed below.

The poll was also run as a competition, with one lucky winner being picked at random from the list of voters for the top quote. The prize is a bronze coin produced especially to celebrate Clough's magnificent achievements. Thanks to the sculptor Gordon Brown for donating the prize. 

The winner is: Burt Bailey from Llandudno in North Wales.

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