Herbert Chapman – an overview of his achievements
By Tony Attwood
When Herbert Chapman became manager he took over a club that was by any definition of the phrase “in crisis”. According to the subsequent biography of the previous manager, Leslie Knighton, there was a constant dispute between himself and Sir Henry Norris, with Norris insisting that all that mattered was the buying of centre forwards and the reduction of the club’s debt which had built up during the war time years.
With Chapman we know of no such dispute. Quite what made Sir He...