Bill Nicholson was Spurs through and through. He led the club to a level of success never previously seen at White Hart Lane , nor since. He built three successful sides in his sixteen years in charge at White Hart Lane and ensured his teams always played in the Spurs tradition of entertaining and attacking football.
Another manager that loyally served his club, working in a variety of roles before his finest appointment, his first job at the club was working with the ground-staff in 1936 before signing on as a professional player at White Hart Lane and establishing himself as a centre-back. In 1955 he was appointed coach under Jimmy Anderson, before replacing him in 1958 to begin his revolution. He won his first game in charge 10-4, as his Spurs beat Everton.
Bill Nicholson's contribution to Tottenham's post-war success is unparalleled and was deservedly recognized by the naming of Bill Nicholson Way at White Hart Lane . Of the fifteen major trophies Spurs have won since the war, Bill Nicholson had a direct hand in nine of them - one as a player and an incredible eight as manager. His achievements at the club remain unparalleled.
Trophies Won UEFA Cup (1972) European Cup Winners Cup (1963) Division 1 Champions (1961) FA Cup (1961, 1962, 1967) League Cup (1971, 1973)
Significant Firsts Bill Nicholson is the longest serving manager in Tottenham's history. Began the Tottenham tradition of winning the FA Cup if there is a one in the year. Won the first ever UEFA Cup. Tottenham were the first club in the 20 th Century to complete the double.
Key Players Dave Mackay, John White, Bill Brown, Danny Blanchflower.