Whilst circumstances currently mean there’s no live football to enjoy, dcfc.co.uk is delving into the archives to feature a photograph from Derby County’s illustrious history.
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Dave Mackay Watches On From The Stands As Derby County’s Manager
Pictured here is Dave Mackay whilst watching his Derby County in action during his spell as the club’s manager in the mid-1970s.
Mackay is sat next to Chairman Sam Longson in the Director’s Box as Derby took on Spanish side Atletico Madrid in Round 2 First Leg of the 1974/75 UEFA Cup at the Baseball Ground in October 1974.
The game finished in a 2-2 draw, with David Nish and Bruce Rioch scoring for Derby, and Mackay’s side progressed on penalties to Round 3 following another 2-2 draw in the Second Leg.
Mackay was an influential figure on the pitch as player as Derby returned to the top-flight and then established themselves in the First Division under Brian Clough’s guidance.
As a player, he racked up 145 appearances and seven goals for the Rams between 1968 and 1970 and was part of the Second Division title-winning side in 1968/69 season, while he also lifted the Watney Cup in 1970.
The Scotsman was appointed as the Rams’ manager in October 1973, following spells in charge of Swindon Town and Nottingham Forest, following Clough’s resignation.
Under Mackay, Derby were First Division champions in 1974/75 and also claimed the Charity Shield in August 1975 in another memorable spell during the club's history.
He sadly passed away in March 2015 at the age of 80 and a statue was erected in his memory at Pride Park Stadium a few months later as a lasting tribute.
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