Sir Alf : A Major Reappraisal of the Life and Times of England's Greatest Football Manager

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9780007193783: Sir Alf : A Major Reappraisal of the Life and Times of England's Greatest Football Manager

Ramsey’s life is a romantic story of heroism. Often derided by lesser men, he overcame the prejudice against his social background to reach the summit of world football. Drawing on extensive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues in the game, author Leo McKinstry will help unravel the true character of this fascinating and often complex football legend.

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Leo McKinstry writes regularly for the Daily Mail, the Sunday Telegraph and the Spectator magazine on a wide range of subjects. Born in Belfast in 1962, he is a graduate of Cambridge University. He has authored several books on current affairs and two major sports biographies, including the critically acclaimed story of the Charlton brothers, Jack and Bobby, which won the WHSmith Sports Book of the Year Award in 2003.

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'McKinstry's book is a near masterpiece of biographical investigation’ Daily Mail

'Delivers the goods...McKinstry's great merit is his ability to debunk some of the myths surrounding Ramsey' Spectator

'An outstanding biography' The Sunday Times

‘Magnificent...an eloquent and empathetic book’ Glasgow Herald

‘The first truly comprehensive biography of England’s greatest manager’ Irish News

'For those interested in just how much our national game has changed and just how shabbily Ramsey was treated by the establishment, it is truly enlightening.' Derby Evening Telegraph

'McKinstry never shies away from Ramsay's nastier side, and his mistakes. Without passing judgement, he manages to paint a very well-rounded picture of a man who evoked strong feelings from those who knew him.' Cambrian News

‘This summer, football enthusiasts should not dare pack a bucket and spade without taking Leo McKinstry’s commanding biography of England’s first, best and by far most interesting manager.’ The Oldie

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