SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS 2011
'Patrick Barclay traces the arc of the Scot's Govan youth to his Old Trafford supremacywith insight, sensitivity and poise' Sports Book of the Year, Sunday Telegraph
Sir Alex Ferguson is the most controversial and compelling figure in football. For many he ranks as the greatest manager of all time. He is certainly the most successful.
It's been more than ten years since Ferguson's Manchester United triumphed over Bayern Munich in the dying seconds of the Champions League final. Since then he has presided over the rise and fall and rise again of José Mourinho; the arrival and departure of the world's best player, Ronaldo; the removal of one English talisman - Beckham - and the irresistible instalment of another - Rooney.Ferguson has been instrumental in making the Premier League the most successful competition in football, and he has endured while the mountains of cash have turned to valleys of debt.
Throughout, award-winning journalist Patrick Barclay has been pitch-side and spoken to all those who know Ferguson best - fellow managers, former players, colleagues and commentators. The result is Football - Bloody Hell!: the definitive work on the game's greatest living legend.
'Thorough of research, rich of detail'
Richard Williams, Guardian, Book of the Week
PATRICK BARCLAY is Chief Football Commentator for The Times. A winner of the prestigious Sports Journalist of the Year award, Barclay is one of the most experienced and respected sports writers in the business. During his career he has been the chief football writer for 4 quality newspaper groups in England: The Times, Guardian-Observer, Telegraph, and Independent.