The Wierd thing about Shanks, retirement is, it was so unexpected, and still there has been no full explanation as to why he came to the decision.
Had he stayed, say, another 3-4 years, when he then retired, would Bob have then taken up the reigns.
Bob took on the job reluctantly as it was. I don’t think he would have done that a few years later.
So perhaps it was written in the stars, that this was the course the club would take, for whatever reason.
No real sanity behind it, but would we really change the outcome ?
I think not.
Two great footballing men, completely different strengths, but together, the foundation of our major successes.
How lucky were we to have them both at our club.