Inspirational Quotes from Brian Clough

Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive.

Brian Clough

That Seaman is a handsome young man but he spends too much time looking in his mirror rather than at the ball. You can’t keep goal with hair like that.

Brian Clough

I like my women to be feminine, not sliding into tackles and covered in mud.

Brian Clough

If a chairman sacks the manager he initially appointed, he should go as well.

Brian Clough

I wouldn’t say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.

Brian Clough

When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.

Brian Clough

On occasions I have been big-headed. I think most people are when they get in the limelight. I call myself Big Head just to remind myself not to be.

Brian Clough

We used to go to the pictures every Saturday night but we had to leave a little bit early and get home and watch Match of the Day – and my wife still complains she missed the last five minutes of every film we saw.

Brian Clough

Telling the entire world and his dog how good a manager I was. I knew I was the best but I should have said nowt and kept the pressure off ‘cos they’d have worked it out for themselves.

Brian Clough

Players lose you games, not tactics. There’s so much crap talked about tactics by people who barely know how to win at dominoes.

Brian Clough

I want no epitaphs of profound history and all that type of thing. I contributed. I would hope they would say that, and I would hope somebody liked me.

Brian Clough

Walk on water? I know most people out there will be saying that instead of walking on it, I should have taken more of it with my drinks. They are absolutely right.

Brian Clough

I’ve decided to pick my moment to retire very carefully – in about 200 years time.

Brian Clough

Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven’t had fourteen pairs in my life.

Brian Clough

They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but I wasn’t on that particular job.

Brian Clough

The river Trent is lovely, I know because I have walked on it for 18 years.

Brian Clough

When I go, God’s going to have to give up his favourite chair.

Brian Clough

Beckham? His wife can’t sing and his barber can’t cut hair.

Brian Clough