Any ideas why Stein and Shankly never got a deserved Knighthood in their lifetime? Yet Busby & Ramsay did?
Why do you think Shankly deserved a knighthood? Was he really that successful a manager? 6 trophies with Liverpool, 3 in the early/mid 60's, 3 in the early 70's, isn't exactly a massive achievement. Ohh and he made some quite famous quotes as well. If you are talking about anyone from Liverpool deserving a knighthood then Bob Paisley would be far more deserving for his achievements with them.
Ramsey is an obvious one for managing Englands WC winning team. Busby for a combination of coming back from Munich and managing Englands first European Cup winners. Stein is the real glaring omission but as someone else pointed out, the World Club Cup games v Racing were used as the reason not to give him a knighthood.