On this day: 12 June
- 12 June 2013 08:30
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
Memorable moments that happened on this day in City’s history...
Monday 12 June 1972
Malcolm Allison takes over as manager at City after Joe Mercer's reign as Blues' boss comes to and end. Allison, head coach during Mercer's seven years in the Maine Road, had been keen to branch out on his own and with the board's backing, he is finally given the chance he craved for. Many feel Mercer's treatment is unfair - he will later move to Coventry City - and Allison's tenure is ultimately unsuccessful, lasting only nine months before he too moves on and in doing so brings to an end a glorious era in City's history.