Football Managers: The Lives Half-Times e-book
by Ian Valentine
From Ron Atkinson's chunky gold jewelry and Brian Clough's acerbic tongue to Sir Alex's hairdryer and the Jose Mourinho’s Matalan coat, this is the first book to celebrate everything connected with being a soccer manager. This light-hearted gift book will explore the many aspects of being "The Gaffer" from dressing room approach and soccer philosophy through to their dress sense, charisma, fearsome feuds, and cutting wit. Packed with classic quotes, fascinating biographies, hilarious stories, exclusive contributions, and fun photography, this guide profiles more than 50 of the most famous, as well as notorious, managers to have ever taken charge of a professional soccer team, including "The Greats"Bill Shankly, Brian Clough, Sir Matt Busby, Sir Alf Ramsey, and Herbert Chapman; "The Characters"Ron Atkinson, Kevin Keegan, Harry Redknapp, and Terry Venables; and "The Infamous"Don Revie, Neil Warnock, and John Beck. Complete with foreword by the legendary manager Harry Redknapp, this is a long overdue celebration of the man in the dugout.