The Manager

The Manager: The absurd ascent of the most important man in football

Sports, Football / Soccer
Paperback Published on: 05/08/2010
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Synopsis

THE ABSURD ASCENT OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MAN IN FOOTBALL. THE MANAGER.

'Rich in detail and colour . . . a great read' Observer

This book traces the remarkable journey of the football gaffer, from his humble beginnings as club secretary, to his modern incarnation - the man we all recognise, venting his spleen at the ref, or having a huff at a post-match press conference.

THE MANAGER takes the reader beyond the well-worn anecdotes, deeper into the stories of football's top men and the world they inhabit. Barney Ronay asks the important questions about these compelling characters - Where did they come from? Why are they so miserable? Where do they get their suits?

Hilarious and absorbing, this book contains enough revelations to provide the most avid fan with a library of fresh tales. You'll never look at the man on the touchline in the same way again.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780751542790
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 268g
  • Dimensions: 130 x 200 x 22 mm

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