Gary Bollan celebrates with his team-mates winning the Scottish Cup
Jim Leishman and Davie Hay during his playing days. He learned from all of them, but doesn’t hesitate when asked who was his greatest influence.
“Jim McLean was a football genius,” he said. “Much is made of the new formations managers are coming up with today. Jim was doing that 30 years ago. He could have managed anywhere in the world and won trophies.
“Walter had worked under Jim at United and his football philosophies were t he s ame. But his man management was totally different.