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Brian Clough, who led Nottingham Forest to successive European Cup triumphs is recovering in hospital after undergoing a liver transplant.

The 67-year-old managerial legend had the operation last week and is recuperating in the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle following the operation.

His son Nigel, a former Forest, Liverpool and England striker, is confident that his father is making a good recovery.

“Dad’s had a liver transplant and he’s doing okay,” Nigel told the Sun newspaper.

Clough led Derby to the league title in 1972 before taking unfashionable Forest to an English League title in 1978 and successive European Cup wins in 1979 and 1980.

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