Chris Sutton has paid tribute to former Celtic assistant manager John Robertson- 30 years after his last appearance for Nottingham Forest.
Robertson was Martin O’Neill’s assistant through most of his career with the duo, plus Steve Walford, at the centre of great success with Celtic.
O’Neill and Robertson were in the Forest side that Brian Clough fired to success, taking a club in the middle of the old Second Division to promotion, the League Championship and two European Cups within four years.
It was the closest achievement to Jock Stein winning the European Cup in 1967 with Robertson one of the players that benefited most from Clough’s arrival.
A truly great player! Brilliant football brain and ability! Also a great assistant to Martin ONeill! How much would Robbo be worth now???????? https://t.co/ER3XhbeO0i
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) January 11, 2017
In 1979 Robertson delivered the cross for Trevor Francis to head the winning goal against Malmo in the European Cup Final, a year later he scored the only goal of the game as Forest beat Hamburg to retain the trophy.
Despite being brought up as a Rangers (IL) fan Robertson jumped at the chance to join O’Neill at Celtic, appearing in the dug out for the first time in the 6-2 win over the Ibrox side.