Of course, Anderson is also well-known in football for his part in the Nottingham Forest squad that lifted the European Cup in 1979 and 1980, under the stewardship of Brian Clough. A mainstay at the City Ground for 18 years, Clough had the same attributes as Sir Alex, according to Viv.
“They are very similar in many, many ways. Very strict. You do what they say. You play the same way, they want to play football, the attractive way.
“Cloughie would say, ‘if football was meant to be played up there in the sky, they would have put grass up there’. You play it on the floor, pass and move.
“They are very, very similar. Everyone was very respectful of them and they were both great managers.”