An ex-football manager who managed Manchester United and Aston Villa to name but two.
Famed for his love of the sun bed, looking orange and strange creations of words. He makes no effort to pronounce foreign players names correctly and "Ron-glish" his own football language came to the front during World Cup 2002.
Resigned from his commentary post at ITV and as a column writer for The Guardian after, unknowlingly broadcasting to millions of people in the middle east he said about Chelsea's Marcel Desailly,
"In some schools they'd call him fucking lazy, thick nigger."
Also tried his hand at covering some Frank Sinatra numbers, but he sold about 20 copies of his album. 10 to his family, plus 1 each to Des Lynam, Ally McCoist, Clyve Tyldsley and Andy Townsend. The other 6 purchasers are unknown.
Likes his jewellery, which earned him the nickname Mr. Bojangles.
Ron Atkinson: 'Well, Clive, it's all about the two Ms - movement and positioning.'