The Gaffer: The Trials and Tribulations of a Football Manager (Hardcover)

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In his 13-year playing career Neil Warnock played for Chesterfield, Rotherham United, Hartlepool United, Scunthorpe United, Aldershot, Barnsley, York City and Crewe Alexandra. In his more than three decades as a manager he has taken charge of Gainsborough Trinity, Burton Albion, Scarborough, Notts County, Torquay United, Huddersfield Town, Plymouth Argyle, Bury, Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, QPR and Leeds United. Warnock has enjoyed seven promotions during his managerial career, taking both Sheffield United and QPR into the Premier League.
Glenn Moore, who assisted Neil Warnock with writing The Gaffer, is football editor ofThe Independent.
How does a top professional football manager cope with the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, with living, breathing and sleeping football 24 hours a day, 365 days a year? How does the man in charge handle the ever-present danger of getting sacked in the ultimate results business?

Neil Warnock's The Gaffer contains countless insights into the trials and tribulations, the joyous peaks and the soul-destroying troughs of life as a football manager. This wonderful new book takes fans into the changing room, the training ground and the boardroom. Warnock draws heavily on a lifetime of experiences at all levels in football, but particularly on his tumultuous spells at Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers, and Leeds United. From transfer dealings to negotiations with agents, from half-time team-talks to training sessions, from scouting trips to team-bonding sprees, from administrators to chairman, from injuries to referees -The Gaffer spills the beans.

You won't have read a football book like this before.


ISBN 9780755362776
Genre SPORTS & RECREATION / Coaching / Soccer
Format Hardcover
Pages 370
Publisher Date 2013-08-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Headline Book Pub Ltd
Copyright Year 2013
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 1.15 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Trials and Tribulations of a Football Manager
Audience General/trade
Authors Warnock, Neil
Country of Origin United States
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