A COLLECTION of soccer memorabilia from the man who brought Denis Law to Huddersfield is to go under the hammer.
Medals and mementoes of former Huddersfield Town manager Andy Beattie are expected to fetch a total of £15,000 when they are auctioned this month.
Beattie's brother had spotted the teenage Law playing in Scotland and recommended him to the club.
The youngster joined the club in April, 1955, as a schoolboy and later, of course, went on to become a star under Beattie's successor, Bill Shankly.
Now memories of those days are to be auctioned by Bonhams in London.
One medal alone - Beattie's 14-carat gold 1938 FA Cup winners' medal, which he won with Preston North End - is tipped to sell for up to £6,000.
His 1937 FA Cup runners-up medal could fetch up to £1,500.
In that 1938 FA Cup final Beattie played alongside fellow Scottish international Shankly, who took over at Town in November, 1956.
Beattie set at an unusual record at the start of his four-and-a-half year spell at Leeds Road.
For when he became Huddersfield boss in April, 1952, he achieved what few other managers have ever done - managed clubs in three divisions in the same month.
When he arrived Town were in the First Division. They were relegated to the Second Division that month and earlier that same month Beattie had been in charge of Stockport County in Division Three North.
His arrival at Huddersfield in the austere early 1950s caused a stir when it was reported that Town were paying him a staggering £2,500 a year.
In those days it was still possible to buy a decent house in Huddersfield for less than £2,500 and a gallon of petrol - yes, a gallon, not a litre - cost four shillings and twopence (about 21p in modern money).
Beattie made a dramatic start at Huddersfield. After relegation in 1952 Town promptly bounced back and won promotion the following season.
It was due in no small part to Jimmy Glazzard, who scored 30 league goals that season, including four in one game - all headers from pinpoint crosses from Vic Metcalfe.
Beattie kept two lucky horseshoes in his office but they did not work.
Beattie was Scotland's first-ever manager, but quit halfway though the World Cup in Switzerland in 1954. He had a second stint in 1959, but stayed just one year.
Beattie played for Scotland seven times and three of his caps are up for auction.
Two are expected to fetch up to £800 each while a third is being sold in the same lot as one of his Scotland shirts. These two together are valued at up to £2,000.
Beattie died on September 20,1983, shortly after his 70th birthday.