Behind the Dream - My Autobiography
Joe Jordan was one of many gifted and ambitious Scots who made the journey south to England and, ultimately, glory and success. He was part of the great tradition of Alex James, Denis Law and Graham Souness who laid siege to the England game. He played fifty-two times for his country and became the first Scot to score in three World Cups. When he moved from Leeds to Manchester United in 1978, his transfer fee of GBP350,000 broke the record for a deal between British clubs. He re-captures this fascinating era, where he had to endure the tough rites of passage involved in playing for the most successful and demanding teams in the world.
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 127 x 196 x 19mm | 230g
- 01 Aug 2005
- HODDER & STOUGHTON
- Hodder Paperback
- United Kingdom
- Colour and black and white photographs
'Few Scots can claim to have had a career as colourful as that of Joe Jordan's... One of the best autobiographies around.' -- Scotland on Sunday 20041128 'Jordan has packed his autobiography with fascinating insights' -- Independent 20050214
About Jo Jordan
Joe Jordan grew up in a Lanarkshire pit village, and always viewed football as both a dream and the gateway to a better life. At the age of eighteen, he was spotted by Don Revie, the manager of Leeds United, who signed him to the club immediately. He won the league title with Leeds in 1974, then signed for Manchester United in 1978 for the record fee of GBP350,000. After the disappointment of losing the 1979 Cup final to Arsenal, Joe Jordan made the break to European football, starting a new life with AC Milan, then Verona. Then followed a successful managerial and coaching career.