William "Bill" Shankly (born 2 September 1913 – died 29 September 1981) is a former Liverpool manager. He served as manager from 1959 and 1974; winning the league championships three times, the FA Cup twice and the UEFA Cup once in this period.
Shankly was made manager of Liverpool in December of 1959. At the time, due to a decline in the 1950's, Liverpool were competing in the second division. This was due to poor facilities and sub par players currently with the club. During his first year Shankly dismissed 24 of these players. (more...)