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Bill Shankly was, and always will be, regarded as one of the most inspiring football managers in history, and he is featured in every aspect of The Shankly Hotel and The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

A self-confessed man of the people, it seems everyone has a story to tell about the late, great manager. In honour of his grandfather’s memory, Christopher Carline is set to write a book with Sam Leach, The Beatles’ first manager and promoter, who was a close friend of Shankly.

The Shankly Hotel therefore invites you to submit your Bill Shankly stories to feature in their upcoming book.

Did you have an amusing encounter with Bill Shankly? Did he ever write you a letter like he sent so often to his fans? Whether you knew him well or only for a minute, we welcome all personal stories.

If you have a story to tell, simply submit it using the form below. We will read each and every entry to find the best stories from the bunch – which will go on to be featured in the book. Our aim is to preserve the character of the remarkable Shankly, so his stories can be enjoyed by fans across the world.

So, what are you waiting for? Send in your Shankly Stories via the form below.


  • Complement your story by uploading an image or other file.