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Football, My Life

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Football has dominated Lou Macari's life. Taken on as an apprentice by Celtic in the wake of their 1967 European Cup triumph, Macari learnt his football the old-fashioned way. He quickly broke into the first team, winning Scottish league titles and Cups in both 1971 and 1972, but it was at Manchester United, following a shock transfer in January 1973, that the attacking midfielder's prowess turned him into a fans' favourite and a household name. Macari went on to score 97 goals in 401 appearances for the Red Devils, including the winner against Liverpool in the 1977 FA Cup final. He also won 24 caps for Scotland and represented his country in the infamous 1978 World Cup Finals in Argentina. After leaving United in 1984, Macari moved into management with Swindon Town. It was there that he was wrongly implicated in a betting scandal which blighted his managerial career. In his long-awaited autobiography, Lou Macari tells with typical candour of football then and of football now, of the glory days and the truth behind the scandals, and of the perils that threaten the beautiful game today. It is a story like no other.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 132 x 196 x 28mm | 240.4g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0552157430
  • 9780552157438
  • 789,951

About Lou Macari

Lou Macari was born in 1949 and grew up in Ayrshire. Following his retirement from football playing and management, he works as an expert analyst for Setanta Sports and MUTV, as well as fulfilling numerous other football and media engagements.show more

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Lou Macari is one of the most iconic footballers of his generation, but his path has not always run smooth. In his long-awaited autobiography, the legendary forward tells for the first time the no holds barred story of how the beautiful game has dominated his life. From his early days with the Lisbon Lions at Celtic, through eleven years at Manchester United and Scotland's infamous 1978 World Cup campaign, and then as a manager on both sides of the border, there have been countless ups and downs. In Football, My Life, Macari takes us back to a very different era at Parkhead and Old Trafford, reveals what really went on behind the scenes at Swindon and at Celtic, and the truth about the betting scandal that blighted his reputation. Most tragically of all, Macari tells of how the death of his son Jonathan, a young player at Nottingham Forest, saw him turn his back on the game. Football, My Life is the unforgettable story of the triumphs and tragedies of a football icon.show more

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