This piece draws attention to the fact that Vic Buckingham was given permission by Ajax to become the new Fulham manager, after Bedford Jezzard stepped down, on January 21st 1965.
There’s a great quote from Tommy Trinder too:
He was the one man we could find who was big enough to take complete control and stand up to speak for Fulham – a job I’m sick of doing.
They give Buckingham the credit for introducing the ‘Total Football’ philosophy with which Johan Cryuff lated wowed the world. Buckingham took charge of Fulham for 126 games, winning 36, drawing 28 and losing 62.