Married to a Man of Two Halves

By Agnes Docherty, Tom Docherty

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  • ISBN: 9781844545414
  • Publication Date: 4 Feb 2008
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: John Blake Publishing Ltd

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Tommy Docherty is one of the most memorable managers in British footballing history. Managing sixteen different teams in less than thirty years, as a manager, the Doc was nothing if not controversial. Agnes Docherty stood by her husband through thick and thin but, in 1977, the famous Manchester United manager took things a step too far and, as he was sacked in a blaze of publicity, his devoted wife was left to pick up the pieces of her life as he left her for another woman.Agnes and Tommy's marriage was not without its challenges, but it truly was a tale of romance and love.Moving house more often than most people have holidays, Agnes supported her husband with unwavering loyalty. Constantly battling to keep a balanced and happy life for Tommy and their four children, over their years together she helped him to reach the pinnacle of his cutthroat profession, realising his dreams of being both a player and a manager. But in 1977 Agnes' fairytale life came crashing down around her when her husband of twenty-seven years announced in the "Sunday People" that he was having an affair with Mary Brown, the wife of Manchester United's physio. Tommy left Agnes on the day he sold his story to the press, and pleaded to come home the following day; but after forgiving him for another liaison that had taken place almost a decade earlier, Agnes could take no more.Agnes Docherty, the original footballer's wife, has a truly remarkable story to tell, but she was adamant that it was not to be published until after her death. So now, five years after her tragic heart attack, Agnes' dear son Tom has gathered together his mother's piles of notes and diary entries to create a heart-warming tale of love and laughter and reveal the truth about the pressure and betrayal that broke the Docherty family apart.Packed with intimate stories and incredible revelations, this astonishingly candid book is a must read. It will make you laugh and cry in equal measure.

About the author

Tom Docherty is the second son of Agnes and Tom. Having worked as a journalist he is now a TV producer working on programmes such as Question of Sport - he lives in Essex.

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