Brian Clough dies in hospital

FOOTBALL legend Brian Clough died today after a long fight against stomach cancer.Clough, 69, died at Derby City Hospital with members of his family at his bedside this morning.

FOOTBALL legend Brian Clough died today after a long fight against stomach cancer.

Clough, 69, died at Derby City Hospital with members of his family at his bedside this morning.

The former England centre-forward was hugely popular with fans, many of whom believed he should have been appointed to manage the international team.

Clough's last game as a manager was at Portman Road in May 1993 when his Nottingham Forest team were beaten 2-1 by Ipswich and his son Nigel scored a penalty. Fans at the game gave him a standing ovation and presented him with flowers to mark his popularity.

Forest won the European Cup twice, in successive seasons, and Clough led them to the First Division title, a feat he also achieved as manager of Derby County.