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The Gaffer: The Trials and Tribulations of a Football Manager by Neil Warnock

The Gaffer: The Trials and Tribulations of a Football Manager

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Praised for his dedication to football and his eye for talent, Neil Warnock is able to bring insight to the role of the modern football manager who not only has to get the best from his expensive players but keep the management board on side as well. A difficult role that Neil Warnock has experienced from Leeds to Queens Park Rangers and here reveals the trials and tribulations of being the team figurehead.

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The Gaffer: The Trials and Tribulations of a Football Manager by Neil Warnock

Ever wondered how a transfer deal is done? What a manager says during his pre-match team-talk? What he screams from the techincal area? What goes on in training sesions, and on those long away trips? How a manager carefully builds a team, and what he does when the planning is disrupted by injuries? How he lifts a team after a crushing defeat, and keeps their feet on the ground after a resounding victory? How the man in charge handles the ever-present danger of getting sacked in the ultimate results business? In short, how one of today's top professional footballer managers somehow copes with the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, with having to live, breathe and sleep football 24 hours a day, 365 days a year? Then read The Gaffer.

About the Author

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 of The Independent.

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Publication date

8th April 2014


Neil Warnock

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Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group


384 pages


Biography / Autobiography
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Autobiography: sport
Football (Soccer, Association football)



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