The people of Derby saluted the Master Manager when he was given the Freedom of the City (May 4th, 2003). He was driven to some of his favourite places in a vintage Rolls Royce. "It's a tremendous honour," he said.
Brian was greeted at the Baseball Ground by the chairman of Derby County, Lionel Pickering.
He told reporters at the Baseball Ground: "I feel fine...top of the world...I feel better now I'm standing here."
The Master Manager was accompanied by his grandson, Stephen, and later had a kick-about with him at Pride Park. "It was nothing short of incredible," said Clough. "Everything's gone like a dream."