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Inspiring quotes by Ron Atkinson

The top 10 most inspiring quotes by Ron Atkinson

  • I never comment on referees, and I’m not going to break the habit of a lifetime for that prat.
  • I’m going to make a prediction; it could go either way.
  • Women should be in the kitchen, the discotheque, and the boutique, but not in football.
  • Well, either side could win it, or it could be a draw.
  • There’s nobody fitter at his age, except maybe Raquel Welch.
  • You half wanted that to go in as it was rising and dipping at the same time.
  • You can see the ball go past them, or the man, but you’ll never see both man and ball go past at the same time. So if the ball goes past, the man won’t, or if the man goes past they’ll take the ball.
  • I just wanted to give my players some technical advice. I told them the game had started.
  • You don’t want to be giving away free-kicks in the penalty area.
  • One of the reserves came up to me and said ‘I’m finding it a bit hard, it’s the first time I’ve ever been dropped’. So I told him to do what Nick Faldo does and work at his game. Next thing I know he’s doing exactly what Faldo does, he’s taken up golf.

Ron Atkinson, born on March 18, 1939, in Liverpool, England, is a former professional football player and manager renowned for his colorful personality and successful managerial career. As a player, Atkinson’s career spanned primarily in the lower divisions of English football, with notable spells at Oxford United and Southport.

However, it was his transition into management where Atkinson truly left his mark. He managed several prominent English clubs, including West Bromwich Albion, Manchester United, and Aston Villa. At Manchester United, he enjoyed considerable success, winning the FA Cup twice and guiding the team to several high league finishes. Atkinson’s time at Aston Villa saw him secure the League Cup in 1994, one of his notable achievements as a manager.

Beyond his managerial prowess, Atkinson became a familiar face in the media, offering punditry and commentary on football matches. His distinctive voice and candid opinions made him a popular figure among fans.

However, Atkinson’s career was not without controversy. In 2004, he faced criticism and subsequently resigned from his role as a football commentator after making racially insensitive remarks, highlighting a darker aspect of his otherwise illustrious career.

Despite the controversies, Ron Atkinson remains a significant figure in English football, remembered for his managerial achievements and colorful personality.

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