Five of the worst: Football appointments (2)

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Perhaps one of the most iconic failed tenures of a British manager was Brian Clough's brief reign at Leeds United, were he arrived reviled and departed detested.

Clough had established himself as one of the finest managers around during his time at Derby County, but also garnered a reputation as a harsh critic of his own team and others - with Leeds a particular target for his ire.

It was, then, a somewhat surprising choice when Clough succeeded his nemesis Don Revie as Leeds boss; inheriting a group of players who he immediately accused of winning all of their medals by 'cheating'.

Clough lasted only 44 days in the job before he was sacked by the Leeds board having alienated numerous stars of the Revie era, including captain Billy Bremner, Johnny Giles and Norman Hunter.

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