Spurs legend who was spotted by Bill Nicholson pays tribute to former manager

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Dom Le Roy

Today marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Bill Nicholson, Tottenham Hotspur’s greatest ever manager. Bill spent 36 years at Spurs as a player, coach, and manager after arriving at the club in 1936.

He featured for Tottenham 314 times as a player and took over as manager of the club in 1958. In his sixteen year stint at the helm, he guided the team to 11 major trophies, even winning the League and Cup double in 1960-61, the first time the feat had ever been achieved.

Lots of Spurs fans took to social media to commemorate Bill’s achievements in what would have been his 100th birthday.

Former Tottenham captain Graham Roberts also paid his respects for Nicholson through a classy tweet.

While Roberts who made 209 appearances for the Lillywhites never played under Bill Nicholson, he did reveal that it was the great man who spotted him playing football.

Check out Roberts’ tweet below:

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