Feature by Kevin Smith
Updated Monday, 12th January 2004
After a successful career as a player for both Celtic and Liverpool, Kenny Dalglish was given the opportunity to move into management in 1985.
He was appointed as successor to manager Joe Fagan who retired after the Heysel tragedy. But Dalglish's playing days were not over, and as player manager he won the Double in his first season in charge.
Dalglish hung up his boots in 1987 at the age of 36. He signed John Barnes, Peter Beardsley and John Aldridge to help strengthen the Liverpool attack.
The tragedy of Hillsborough in 1989 deeply affected Dalglish and the pressure of top level management forced him to resign in February 1991.