The individual stories inevitably concern themselves with football, and the phenomenal success that came along the way, but the lessons can be applied by anyone.
Author: Alex Ferguson
Publisher: Hachette UK
'One of the World's all-time great leaders' Professor Anita Elberse, Harvard Business School What does it take to lead a team to world-class success over a sustained period of time? Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the few leaders who truly knows. In his 38 years in management, Sir Alex won an astonishing 49 trophies and helped grow Manchester United into one of the biggest commercial brands in the world. In this inspirational and straight-talking book, Sir Alex reveals the secrets behind his record-breaking career. LEADING is structured around the key skills that Sir Alex values most highly. It includes subjects we immediately associate with his managerial style: Discipline, Control, Teamwork and Motivation. But it also addresses subjects that are less obvious but no less important when seeking success: Delegation, Data Analysis and Dealing with Failure. Written with the investor Sir Michael Moritz, a longstanding friend of Sir Alex, LEADING is packed with insight, wisdom, humour and honesty. The individual stories inevitably concern themselves with football, and the phenomenal success that came along the way, but the lessons can be applied by anyone. Whether you run a business, teach in a classroom, or work in a small team, LEADING will help you become a better leader.
The Alex years Champions : Manchester United 1992-93 The Official Review (
VCI ) . ... DVD comes with a bonus disc , The Premiership Years , presented by
Sir Alex as he guides fans through United's first ten years of Premiership football .
Author: Jim White
Publisher: Rough Guides
This almanac gives a match-by-match analysis of the 2002-2003 season, telling how Europe and the Championship unfolded for players and fans. It also provides a supporters' diary for the 2003-2004 season.
Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United.
Author: Alex Ferguson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson's best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour round the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised. The extra material adds fresh insights and detail on his final years as United's manager. Both the psychology of management and the detail of football strategy at the top level can be complex matters but no-one has explained them in a more interesting and accessible way for the general reader than Sir Alex does here. MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is revealing, endlessly entertaining and above all inspirational.
Incorporating interviews with fans (of United, and of Mourinho's former clubs), players (past and present), commentators and journalists, this book endeavours to determine what effect the Jose Mourinho show will have on Manchester United as ...
Author: Andrew J. Kirby
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The manager everyone loves to hate... Mercurial Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho, who regards himself as football's equivalent of George Clooney, featured in his own blockbuster this summer when he took charge of Manchester United - the world's biggest club. The news sent shockwaves through the Old Trafford faithful - generations of whom have pledged their loyalty to a succession of managerial legends including Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson. At the very outset of what promises to be a tumultuous season for the Red Devils, Andrew J Kirby investigates in his latest book Jose Mourinho: The Art of Winning whether the latest controversial move by the club's owners is a marriage made in heaven or hell. Machiavellian schemer, marketing man's dream, inspirational leader and motivator, arrogant "manager-lout," Super Coach. Anti-hero. Serial trophy-winner. Jose Mourinho's personality is a complex one. Jose Mourinho: The Art of Winning is an entertaining character study of the man who in many ways has come to define modern, elite-level football. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo apart, the biggest, most marketable stars in world football today are the managers. The 2016-17 edition of the FA Premier League is being billed as the most exciting yet, and that's not because of the influx of star players after the European Championships in France. Though some eye-catching names have joined the league, none have the cache of a Messi or a Ronaldo. None have the standing of a Jose Mourinho or a Pep Guardiola either. And so it is on the manager's shoulders that the responsibility for delivering the customary Premier League spectacle falls. Incorporating interviews with fans (of United, and of Mourinho's former clubs), players (past and present), commentators and journalists, this book endeavours to determine what effect the Jose Mourinho show will have on Manchester United as a football club and the Premier League as a whole by tackling eight key questions including the following: Is Mourinho the best manager in the game? What is the management approach of Jose Mourinho? Can Manchester United tolerate the dark side of Jose Mourinho? What is the role of the modern day Premier League manager and how has this changed over the years? And: "Once a Blue, always a Red?" Can a manager who is so recognisably a Blue become a Red? Stuffed full of statistical detail and flavoured with a wistful view of a game, he sets the spectacular scene for a showdown of showdowns in this season's Premier League campaign where the ultimate prize for United will be the crucial return to the Champions League. With interviews with football writers, players and fans, this book is a must that every Manchester United fan - and indeed every football supporter - needs to read. Andrew J Kirby's sports-writing has featured in BBC Sport magazine and on the Radio Five Live website. He has held a Manchester United season ticket for over a quarter of a century and regularly follows the Reds across Europe and beyond. His other United books include, Fergie's Finest: Sir Alex Ferguson's First 11, The Pride of All Europe: Manchester United's Greatest Seasons in the European Cup and Louis van Gaal: Dutch Courage. PRAISE FOR FERGIE'S FINEST A must read for any red. Scott the Red, Editor: Republik of Mancunia United Blog The perfect gift for the red devil in your life! Sam Sharp, Manchester United fan Buy it now! Michael Hopkins, Manchester United fan PRAISE FOR THE PRIDE OF ALL EUROPE A very enjoyable trip down memory lane. Goodreads Reviewer The book succeeds in encapsulating the hopes, dreams, disappointments and joys of so many different eras. Manchester United fan review on Amazon PRAISE FOR DUTCH COURAGE Great research and insight make this a supreme football biography. Cool Reviews Excellent insight into this complex character. Nigel Craig, Amazon Reviewer
These players have won major awards while playing for Manchester United:
1964 Denis Law • European Footballer of the ... Footballer of the Year 1968
George Best • European Footballer of the Year 1996 Peter Schmeichel • Premier
Author: Mark Stewart
Publisher: Norwood House Press
An introduction to the Manchester United European soccer club. Includes information about the team's history and culture, stadium, star players, uniforms and more. Features photos, vintage trading card reproductions, maps, and records. Includes access to the Extra Time website which provides regularly updated information and photos. Aligns to Common Core State Standards requirements for Reading Informational Text. Table of Contents, glossary, additional resources and index.
Featuring colourful characters like managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley, star players, club chairman Karen Baird, lifelong fans, and more, this is a story told with real authenticity and grit.
Author: Gary Neville
Publisher: Random House
As modern football legends, the Class of 92 need no introduction. Class of 92: Out of Their League, however, opens a dramatic new chapter in the story of former Manchester United greats Gary and Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt, as they take on a new role in each of their lives: owners of semi-professional club Salford City FC. An enthralling, in-depth account of Salford's first two years under new ownership, Class of 92: Out of Their League combines first-hand accounts from Gary, Phil, Paul, Ryan and Nicky as they try to turn round the club's fortunes, along with a wider story of tremendous athletic and human drama. Featuring colourful characters like managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley, star players, club chairman Karen Baird, lifelong fans, and more, this is a story told with real authenticity and grit. Accompanying the second series of the hugely popular BBC series, Class of 92: Out of Their League is both a testament to the best of modern football and a brilliant reminder, in an era when fans are threatening walkouts over rising ticket prices, of what football is really all about.
The book also recalls the tragedy of the Munich air disaster in which 23 people lost their lives including eight first team players and the triumphs of the club's first European Cup win at Wembley in 1968 and the Treble of 1999 in which ...
Author: Rob Mason
Publisher: Football Legends
Manchester United is acknowledged as the biggest club in the world with the largest number of fans, one of the best known stadiums in Old Trafford, and a roster of legendary players that includes four of the greatest of all time in George Best, Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and Cristiano Ronaldo. It also had the greatest British manager of all time in Sir Alex Ferguson whose tally of 38 trophies included 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League crowns.This fully-illustrated A to Z includes all the great players from Duncan Edwards and the Busby Babes through to Ryan Giggs, the club's longest serving player, and Wayne Rooney, the all-time leading scorer and the only player to have scored 250 goals for the Reds. The book also recalls the tragedy of the Munich air disaster in which 23 people lost their lives including eight first team players and the triumphs of the club's first European Cup win at Wembley in 1968 and the Treble of 1999 in which they won the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions' League.
Ferguson's managerial reign at Manchester United produced little success
initially until the FA Cup in 1990 and the European Cup- Winners' Cup in 1991.
Ferguson won his first English league title in 1993, the first season of the FA
Premier League. ... eight titles, is matched historically only by Liverpool's 18- year
dominance from 1972 to 1990, during which time Liverpool won 22 major
honours including ...
Author: David L. Andrews
Despite myriad popular and journalistic expositions, up to this point there have been virtually no academic discussions of the Manchester United phenomenon. This anthology represents the first concerted academic examination of Manchester United F.C. in its current guise as a widely followed and highly emblematic sporting institution. Bringing together respected academics from an array of disciplinary backgrounds these essays each interrogate various related dimensions of the Manchester United world. The primary aim of this collection is to illustrate how the structure and experience of Manchester United is implicated in broader societal shifts, within which the boundary between cultural and commercial concerns have become increasingly indivisible. The chapters are presented within five thematic sections: 1 Becoming United 2 Economy United 3 Embodied United 4 Local United 5 Global United
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Author: John Maguire
Publisher: John Maguire
A warm welcome to this e-mag edition of Manchester United – An Anthology.’ It is a pick-n-mix compendium of writings from the eras of Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, and Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford. It is split into sections, and is a dip-in anthology containing all the great triumphs – along with a few disasters. There are vignettes on some of the great players, those who didn’t quite make it, and specially written match reports on the great Cup finals. There is also a section on the great rivalries United faced during the above eras. All in all, it's full of all the memories of the times, right up to today. RE-EDITED 2021 PLEASE DOWNLOAD NEW VERSION OF BOOK THIS VERSION IS FOR BETTER VIEWING WITH SMALL DEVICES
Beginning his time there in the shadow of Sir Matt Busby, he led them to success in the 1990 FA Cup and the European Cup Winners' Cup. This book records his progress.
Author: Alex Ferguson
A biography of the football manager Alex Ferguson, concentrating on the six years he has spent in charge of Manchester United. Beginning his time there in the shadow of Sir Matt Busby, he led them to success in the 1990 FA Cup and the European Cup Winners' Cup. This book records his progress.
This is the story of one of the most successful football clubs in history under one of the greatest football managers of our time.
Author: Will Tidey
Publisher: A&C Black
This is the story of one of the most successful football clubs in history under one of the greatest football managers of our time. But it is also a book about what it has meant to be a Manchester United supporter during the remarkable 25-year reign of Sir Alex Ferguson. The book begins in the winter of 1986 - when Sir Alex found himself in charge of a demoralised club facing relegation - and describes the creation of his first great side, including Schmeichel, Bruce, Pallister, Keane, Ince, Giggs, Hughes and Cantona. It goes on to introduce Fergie's Fledglings - the generation of David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Gary and Phil Neville - who were thrown straight into Ferguson's side as teenagers, won the double in 1995 and went on to seal the treble in Barcelona in 1999. It then describes how, after Beckham left for Real Madrid in 2003, United were knocked off their perch first by Arsenal, then by cash-rich Chelsea. Ferguson needed a response to Jose Mourinho's spectacular revolution ... And in Rooney and Ronaldo, playing alongside Rio Ferdinand, Scholes, Giggs, Tevez and Vidic, he found one. As much an homage to a great man as it is a passionate account of one fan's lifelong devotion to his team, Life with Sir Alex is a the perfect read for football fans all over the world.
From growing up in the north-east to winning the Champions League and five Premier League titles with Manchester United, via West Ham and Tottenham, Carrick's story reveals him to be his own man: fearless, thoughtful, intelligent and honest ...
Author: Michael Carrick
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
'The whistle blows and I set off for the one kick I know will stay with me for the rest of my life, maybe even define my life...' Michael Carrick was the heartbeat of Manchester United. For more than a decade he was the player that made them tick. Loved by his managers, lauded by his fellow professionals, worshipped by the Old Trafford faithful, yet regularly misunderstood by the wider public, Carrick was a player like no other. Intelligent, calm, thoughtful - in many ways the opposite of the archetypal English midfielder - Carrick has always been his own man and is typically forthright. In his book he reveals what it's really like to win relentlessly under legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, shows us the hidden secrets of the famous Carrington training ground, invites us to experience the camaraderie and clashes inside the United dressing room, and lets us feels what it's like to walk out on the Old Trafford pitch alongside some of the biggest names in the game - from Ronaldo to Scholes to Giggs, Rooney and the rest. A deeply personal book, Between the Lines reveals for the first time Michael's battles with mental health, his struggles with the national side, as well as the redemption he has found with his family and his team. From growing up in the north-east to winning the Champions League and five Premier League titles with Manchester United, via West Ham and Tottenham, Carrick's story reveals him to be his own man: fearless, thoughtful, intelligent and honest. *All of Michael Carrick's proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Michael Carrick Foundation, dedicated to providing financial support to community services that will give underprivileged children living in the North and North East better opportunities so that they feel safe, valued and inspired.*
A Man Utd Word Search Book For Kids Players and teams from the history of Man Utd to the present Premier League team.
Author: James Conrad
A Man Utd Word Search Book For Kids Players and teams from the history of Man Utd to the present Premier League team. A great football puzzle book that will keep football mad kids occupied for hours Perfect gift for football mad kids Brain Teasing Puzzles Kids can learn about the history of Man Utd Excellent for long journeys or holidays A good sized book and large print for ease of reading The word searches are not too difficult but not too easy for children, and the answers are in the back. A must buy for any young word search or football fan and makes a perfect birthday gift or stocking filler.
'The Promised Land' relives those breathless moments on a month-by-month basis, delving into the training ground, the dressing room, into the minds of the players, management and coaches, and out onto the pitch with what was a special team, ...
Author: Daniel Harris
In 1998-99, Manchester United won the Premier League, the FA Cup and Champions League - the only team to accomplish such a feat in fifty-five years of trying. Whether that makes it the finest of all time is open to debate, but what is not is the status of the season: it is, simply and incontrovertibly, the finest ever enjoyed by an English team. And yet it's not the success that's truly extraordinary, but the glory. The season featured astounding football, exceptional competition, staggering determination, ceaseless dramatic tension and astonishing plot twists, performed by a cast of fascinating, iconic characters. It encompassed the entire gamut of joy and narrative that makes football, sport and life so compelling. 'The Promised Land' relives those breathless moments on a month-by-month basis, delving into the training ground, the dressing room, into the minds of the players, management and coaches, and out onto the pitch with what was a special team, and the last of its type. Comprised of homegrown players with a smattering of northern Europeans, it was the last to truly represent and connect with its support.
Now, having retired in 2013, Glory, Glory Man Utd pays tribute to the man's remarkable achievements by recounting each of Manchester United's 20 title triumphs from the Edwardian era to the present day and the 13 titles won by Sir Alex ...
Author: Harry Harris
Publisher: Boldwood Books Ltd
Sir Alex Ferguson dominated English football for over 26 years. Now, having retired in 2013, Glory, Glory Man Utd pays tribute to the man's remarkable achievements by recounting each of Manchester United's 20 title triumphs from the Edwardian era to the present day and the 13 titles won by Sir Alex during his United reign.
Manchester United have got the best football supporters in the world.
Author: Manchester United Football Club
Publisher: Andre Deutsch Limited
Manchester United have got the best football supporters in the world. Over 58,000 of the faithful flock to Old Trafford for every home game of the season and millions more fans follow the fortunes of the club at home and abroad on TV and radio, via newspaper reports and increasingly through logging on to the club's official website www.manutd.com. A chirpy chorus of Cockney Reds, hordes of Irish fans and more than a smattering Scandinavians, not to mention worthy citizens of the Republic of Mancunia, all thrill to the amazing exploits of Man U. Now to satisfy the United supporter's intense desire to pay homage to his or her icon of choice. The Official Manchester United Supporters Pack provides the essential kit for all fans. The pack contains an impressive array of officially endorsed Man Utd paraphernalia: * Manchester United Log Book Did You Know snippets about the star players plus templates for 45 match reports to fill in. Illustrated with a 16-pages of action pics from the 2000-2001 season and 45 portraits of the leading players past and present. * Colour poster featuring five of the club's top stars. portrait and career stats on the reverse). * Pass Notes - a full-colour, fold-out leaflet containing a club directory, match ticket information, Premier League tables, squad details, and Man Utd record holders (most goals, most appearances, most international caps, etc.), plus selected United trivia. * Fixture card - a pocket-sized for the 2001-2002 season, featuring the FA Premiership, FA Cup, Worthington Cup, Champions League, with space provided to fill in all the scores. * Sticker sheet featuring Man Utd logos and slogans. * Face paints red and white, plus sponge applicator. * Pencil embossed with Man Utd.
Did you know that Matt Busby and Alex Ferguson each coached Manchester United for more than 20 years?
Author: Paula M. Wilson
Publisher: Weigl Publishers
Did you know that Matt Busby and Alex Ferguson each coached Manchester United for more than 20 years? They were both knighted for their service to English soccer. Learn more exciting facts about this fascinating soccer club in Manchester United, an Inside Professional Soccer book.