Former Scotland,  Manchester United, Chelsea and  Aston Villa manager Tommy Docherty has passed away after a long illness at the age of 92.

His family confirmed the news on Thursday.

The Scotsman, affectionately known as ‘The Doc’,  who began his playing career at Celtic, famously took Manchester United down to the second division in 1974 before bringing the club straight back up as champions.

In a managerial career which spanned across nearly three full decades, Docherty, who grew up in the Gorbals, football legend also managed Chelsea – where he won the League Cup – Aston Villa and Scotland among numerous other sides, totalling 13 by the time he retired in 1988.

As a player, the former midfielder became a legend for Preston North End, making more than 300 appearances over a nine-year spell at the club, while also spending three years at Arsenal.

He represented Scotland 25 times and was part of the squad that competed in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden.