Thirty Years Ago – Goodbye to Jock

Thirty years ago this week Leicester City fans were shocked by the news that Jock Wallace had returned to Scotland after four highly eventful seasons in charge at Filbert Street… 

The man who had pulled the club up by its collar and got them promoted by sheer force of will had left a huge impression on Leicester supporters, who were devastated to hear Motherwell announcing him as their new manager on July 15 1982.

The Leicester Mercury reported: “Motherwell expect to name Jock Wallace as their new manager tomorrow afternoon regardless of Leicester City’s attempts to keep him at Filbert Street. But, as the wrangle moved out of the board rooms into law offices, the Scottish Premier League club’s directors were unavailable for further comment and the whereabouts of Wallace himself are unknown. Yesterday, City refused to accept Wallace’s resignation, hoping to make him abide by the conditions of his contract, and they said they had reported Motherwell to the Football League for an irregular approach…”

City may have lost Wallace, but that didn’t stop them getting promoted back to the First Division in 1982-83 under Gordon Milne.

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