ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: October 9, 2014
Big Jock: The Real Jock Wallace
By (author) David Leggat
Jock Wallace wasn’t just one of Scotland’s outstanding football managers – he was a legend. A larger-than-life character, a giant of a man and a real-life hero, Wallace lived an extraordinary life. Though only an average goalkeeper who never made it as a player, he lived the football dream when he went on to manage Rangers twice, winning a whole host of trophies, including two Trebles in three seasons in the mid-seventies. But the road to the top was a tough one for big Jock, including a spell as a jungle fighter with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers in war-torn Malaya, and in his fifties he was struck down by Parkinson’s disease. In the end, the strain proved too much even for Wallace and he died of a heart attack aged only sixty-two. In this fascinating biography, David Leggat, one of the few journalists who was close to Big Jock, tells his incredible story.
David Leggat is a retired journalist. He started his career in 1966 with the Glasgow Evening Times and has worked for the Birmingham Evening Mail, the Daily Express in Fleet Street, the Sunday People, the Sunday Mail, Scotland on Sunday, the Scottish Daily Express and the Scottish Sunday Express. David Leggat lives in Glasgow.