IN 1974. John ‘Jock’ Stein who was a Scottishmanager for Celtic F.C signed Stylo Matchmakers as boot sponsor to the club.
He was the first manager of a British side to win theEuropean Cup, withCelticin1967. Stein also guided Celtic to nine successiveScottish League championshipsbetween 1966 and 1974.
Stein worked as a coalminer while playing football part-time forBlantyre Victoriaand thenAlbion Rovers. He became a full-time professional football player with Welsh clubLlanelli Town, but returned to Scotland withCelticin 1951. He enjoyed some success with Celtic, winning theCoronation Cupin 1953 and aScottish leagueandScottish Cupdouble in1954. Ankle injuries forced Stein to retire from playing football in 1957.
Celtic appointed Stein to coach theirreserve teamafter he retired as a player. Stein started his managerial career in 1960 withDunfermline, where he won the Scottish Cup in 1961 and achieved some notable results in European football. After a brief but successful spell atHibernian, Stein returned to Celtic as manager in March 1965. In thirteen years at Celtic, Stein won theEuropean Cup, ten Scottish league championships, eight Scottish Cups and sixScottish League Cups. After a brief stint withLeeds United, Stein managedScotlandfrom 1978 until his death in 1985.