Bill Nicholson served Tottenham Hotspur FC for more than 60 years as a player, coach, manager and scout. http://skysports.planetfootball.com...pid=8&CLID=6&lid=&title=Nicholson+passes+away Tottenham's legendary manager Bill Nicholson has died at the age of 84. Nicholson is an iconic figure for Spurs after leading the club to a league and cup double in 1961. Tottenham successfully defended the FA Cup the year afterwards, and enjoyed triumph on the continent when they won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1964 and the Uefa Cup in 1972. Nicholson also picked up two League Cup wins and a third FA Cup victory in his tenure. In his playing career, Nicholson started at White Hart Lane in 1936, and helped the club to back-to-back Division Two and Division One titles after the war. He took charge in October 1958 and stayed at the helm for 16 years until stepping down in 1974. Nicholson died in a Hertfordshire hospital after a lengthy illness.