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He is most notable for having been Alf Ramsey's long-term assistant as England manager, including during the successful 1966 World Cup campaign. Shepherdson also had a spell as caretaker manager of Middlesbrough in 1973.
Originally, only the eleven players who featured in the 4-2 win over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final received medals. Following a Football Association led campaign to persuade FIFA to award medals to every non-playing squad and staff member, Margaret Shepherdson received a medal on behalf of her late husband from Gordon Brown at a ceremony at 10 Downing Street on 10 June 2009.
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