Anchorman, Winning Manager and Innovator: 5 Reasons to Love Jimmy Hill

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Anchorman, Winning Manager and Innovator: 5 Reasons to Love Jimmy Hill
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Most people know Jimmy Hill as the Match of the Day host and analyst with the comically-large chin and cheesy grin.

In reality, his broadcasting experience does not scratch the surface of the impact he has had on the game as a player, manager, union leader and hugely-influential innovator.

Now 85 years old, it has emerged that Hill has been suffering from Alzheimer’s since 2008. He is currently living in a care home where he is the subject of a legal wrangle between his family members. 

In recognition of Hill's myriad achievements, here are five reasons to love him…

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