‘The Doc’ wears former club’s shirt in Tigers team photo

You’d expect to see only Hull City shirts in a Hull City team photo, right? Well, that wasn’t the case for the 1971/72 edition, when assistant manager Tommy Docherty wore another side’s jersey as he posed with player/boss Terry Neill and the rest of the team for the annual squad shot.

‘The Doc’, who once joked “I’ve had more clubs than Jack Nicklaus”, added City to his collection in July 1971 after a four month stint in north Portugal managing Futebol Clube do Porto.

Though his time at Estádio das Antas was quite brief, Docherty evidently developed a liking for Porto’s white away shirt, and he turned up at Boothferry Park wearing one on the 1st of August 1971, photocall day.

Docherty’s time with the Tigers would prove even shorter than his stay with the Dragões (Dragons), in September 1971 he became caretaker manager of Scotland, taking the gig full time in November. We wonder if he ever wore a City shirt while Scotland boss, though somehow doubt it.

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