Jimmy Armfield: A Football Gentleman
Ask football legend Jimmy Armfield to describe his career and he will tell you it has been a “chapter of accidents”.
But there are few, if any, living Englishmen who can compare with the breath of his career in football, as one of the most accomplished full-backs to pull on the England shirt, as a successful manager and a widely respected summariser.
“All things change and invariably it has been for the better… I believe I might’ve lived at the best time,” the 81 year-old told the BBC for a special BBC Radio 5 live programme about Armfield.
Jimmy Armfield: A Football Gentleman will be broadcast at 9pm BST on Tuesday, 29 August. Armfield tells us how close he came to the Munich air disaster, how injury prevented him from lifting the World Cup, what it was like following Brian Clough at Leeds and why fans from Grimsby helped to persuade him to recommend Terry Venables as England manager.