Probably the best novel ever written about sport. The Times (UK) He was a real-life, working-class hero known as the British Muhammad Alibecause he had a big mouth and wasnt afraid to use it. But Brian Clough wasnt a boxer, he was a soccer coach, known for taking backwater teams and making them into champions. In towns where people had little else, the hard-drinking and scrappy Clough was a hero. He was especially beloved for telling it like it was on behalf of small-town teams everywherecalling out the stars who played dirty, rival coaches he suspected of bribing referees, and the league that let them get away with it. And then one day Clough was offered a job coaching the big-city team hed called the dirtiestthe perennial powerhouse Leeds United. The Damned Utd tells the story of the legendary Cloughs tumultuous forty-four days trying to turn around a corrupt institution without being corrupted himselfthe players who wouldnt play, the management that looked the other way, the wife and friends who stood by him as he fought to do the right thing. The inspiring story behind the movie of the same name, The Damned Utd has been called by The Times of London, The best novel ever written about sport.
Additional ISBNs: 9781612193700, 1612193706, 9781612193717, 1612193714