Steve Perryman: Bill Nicholson and Bobby Charlton

Steve Perryman’s autobiography A Spur Forever! is a thing of genuine beauty – as, quite frankly, is this Big Interview.

This classy, dynamic footballer starred in scintillating Tottenham Hotspur teams alongside greats such as Alan Gilzean, Martin Chivers, Jimmy Greaves, Alan Mullery and Ossie Ardiles.

Steve played almost his entire career at Spurs, initially under legendary manager Bill Nicholson, a man carved from Yorkshire granite. In part one he tells us how the double-winning coach looked to a teenager starting out his pro career.

Bill gave Steve his debut against the mighty Manchester United and the second part of this episode is a chat about Bobby Charlton, a hero of Steve's, who he played against and would come across again in later life.


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