Bill Shankly's career in pictures 1 Sep 2013 From the section Football Share this page Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/23605961 Read more about sharing. On the eve of what would have been his 100th birthday, we chart former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly's career. The Scot spent most of his playing career at Preston North End, arriving in 1933 after a short spell with Carlisle United, and is pictured ahead of the 1937 FA Cup final, which Preston lost 3-1 to Sunderland. Shankly (second from left on the back row) spent more than 16 years at Preston, winning the FA Cup in the 1937-38 season courtesy of a 1-0 extra-time victory over Huddersfield Town. After retiring as a player, Shankly returned to his first club, Carlisle, to become manager before spells at Grimsby Town, Workington and Huddersfield Town - this picture taken during his time at the last of those teams, in 1956. After resigning as Huddersfield boss in December 1959, Shankly became manager of Second Division Liverpool. Promotion in 1961-62 was followed by the league title in 1963-64 before he masterminded the club's first FA Cup success in 1965 when the Reds beat Don Revie's Leeds United 2-1 in extra time. The following season, Shankly's Liverpool regained the league title they had won two years earlier but were beaten 2-1 by Borussia Dortmund in the European Cup Winners' Cup final at Hampden. Shankly created a new scouting system at Anfield, with Geoff Twentyman - who had played under Shankly at Carlisle - among the key figures he utilised. Twentyman would go on to launch the careers of Liverpool greats including Phil Neal, Ian Rush and Phil Thompson. Shankly launched a rebuilding project after his team were beaten 2-1 by Arsenal in the 1971 FA Cup final, with Kevin Keegan signed for £35,000 from Scunthorpe. Keegan would go on to win the European Cup, two UEFA Cups, three league titles and an FA Cup during six years as a Liverpool player. Despite his frosty exterior, Shankly had a strong sense of humour, with Jimmy Hill on the receiving end here as Arsenal's Charlie George looks on. Hill, then a television pundit, came out of the crowd to replace an injured linesman in the game between Arsenal and Liverpool in 1972 as he was a qualified referee. Shankly often referred to the special relationship he had with the supporters at Anfield. Here he celebrates in front of the Kop after Liverpool clinched the league title in 1973. A point in the final game of the season against Leicester City earned Shankly his third and final league title as Liverpool manager. After a season in which his side also won the Uefa Cup by beating Borussia Monchengladbach, Shankly was named manager of the year, the first time he won the award. Shankly left Liverpool on a high, his side beating Newcastle 3-0 in the 1974 FA Cup final, his last match in charge. Despite retiring a few months earlier, Shankly led Liverpool out ahead of the 1974 Charity Shield against Brian Clough's Leeds United. Just a few months after retiring, Shankly - pictured with wife Nessie at Buckingham Palace - became an OBE for services to football. Despite his death at the age of 68 on 29 September 1981, Shankly's effect on Anfield can still be seen, with The Spirit Of Shankly one of the more prominent supporters' groups in England.