The story of three football managers – Matt Busby, Jock Stein and Bill Shankly – is to be told in a brand new documentary feature film.

There’s a growing market for feature documentaries surrounding footballing figures. Next month, Finding Jack Charlton arrives in cinemas and on disc, for instance. There are also feature documentaries on the likes of Arsene Wenger and Paul Gascoigne at varying stages of production.

And now? There’s The Three Kings, a new documentary telling the story of three iconic football mangers. Do not confuse it with the George Clooney-headlined movie of a similar name.

Matt Busby, Jock Stein and Bill Shankly were all born within 30 miles of each other in Scotland, and went on to have a huge impact on the game. That’s what this one is about. The film, directed by Jonny Owen, will tell their story.

A trailer for the film has been released, and it looks like this…

And here’s the synopsis for the film…

The incredible story of how three men born in the central lowlands of Scotland within 30 miles of each other, grew up to become lifelong friends and three of the most influential men in football history. Matt Busby, Bill Shankly and Jock Stein lead their clubs – Manchester United, Liverpool and Celtic – from the doldrums to achieve unimaginable success, captivating millions of fans and becoming three of the most famous sporting institutions on the planet. Featuring stunning archive footage from their greatest victories, this story is about more than three men. It is about The Three Kings – the makers of modern football.

It’s getting a cinema release from November 1st around the UK, with a DVD and digital download option following on November 16th. You can find more information and order a copy here.

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