Malcolm Allison Dead At 83 – Both His Wives Are Upset

Ollie Irish

15th, October 2010

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By Ollie Irish

Allison and his many wives

Sad news: Malcolm Allison has passed away, aged 83. Big Malc was one of English football’s biggest characters of the last 30 years. In as much as we’d never seen a manager with a penchant for wearing fedoras and smoking cigars.

Mike Summerbee, who played under Allison at Man City, paid tribute to his former gaffer: “Malcolm changed football by making us train like athletes. In that respect he was ahead of his time and he was a great tactician as well.

“He was also one of

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  1. vimon suckcevik says:

    Sporting of Portugal is also in grief. Rest in Peace, Champion.

  2. Temjin says:

    I though I was going to be the only one but i’m peased to see I wasn’t. A very sad day for the Green-white half of Lisbon indeed. Big Malc was a and will forever be one of our us. RIP mister Allison and condolences to both his wives. The other two in Portugal too.

  3. The Old Campaigner says:

    Sad news, Malcolm was a great character, star of West Ham’s 2nd div championship in ’58, mentor to Sir Bobby Moore and a great manager for Manchester City. Malcolm leaves a game sadly without any characters any more and countless widows, the funeral should be interesting! R.I.P. Malcolm.

  4. Andy Churchill says:

    Used to be good mates with his son Mark would like to know where he is now

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