This Day in History: 2023-02-10

Nr. 402


Celtic hadn’t been doing well. In fact, they’d gone eight years without a trophy, but just six weeks after Jack Stein became the first Protestant to manage the Cathohc club, Celtic won the Scottish Cup. That was in 1965 and in 1967 he took the club to a Scottish domestic treble. Stein’s greatest achievement, though, was in Europe and he guided Celtic past the mighty Inter Milan to win the 1967 European Cup and become the first British side to lift the trophy. Astonishing as it may seem, he achieved all this with local talent. All his players were born within 30 miles of Glasgow.
Jock Stein meets his new players on his first day in charge. His arrival brought an almost immediate turnaround in Celtic’s fortunes.