Bill Nicholson: A Spurs legend remembered

In 1961 Tottenham Hotspur “proved the doubters wrong” as they enjoyed a glorious campaign, claiming a league and cup Double. Six years ago today, the man who masterminded Tottenham’s finest hour sadly passed away. Bill Nicholson will always be remembered by Spurs and football fans alike, not only for his desire to win, but also for his desire to win well.

The man affectionately known as ‘Bill Nic’ devoted his life to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Signing for the North London club on a professional basis at the age of 18, Nicholson soon joined the Durham Light Infantry on the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939. Even though the though the war cost him nearly half of his playing career, the defender said that the experiences were “invaluable”. He explained that: “What I did for six years in the Army taught me how to handle people and how to talk to people.”

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