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Gordon Strachan

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Gordon Strachan has probably become best known among football fans for his realistic and often witty assessments of his teams' performances and football matters in general. It is easy to forget that Strachan forged a career as a player where his abilities made him the only player ever to win the Football Writers' Player of the Year Award both north and south of the border. Now managing Celtic, this fully updated biography of one of Scotland's most charismatic exports is published 40 years after the club became the first British team to win the European Cup. In this comprehensive and fascinating biography, Leo Moynihan looks at the tenacity of Strachan as a player, determined to prove his old mentor wrong when Ferguson sold him to Leeds Utd, on the basis of him being past his best, and the true relationship that exists between them, as well as the honesty of a man who has often left followers of the beautiful game scratching their heads, but always full of admiration.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129.54 x 190.5 x 25.4mm | 226.8g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1x8 b/w illustration section
  • 0753512513
  • 9780753512517
  • 1,756,717

About Leo Moynihan

Leo Moynihan is a freelance sports journalist and contributes regularly to such magazines as FourFourTwo and Champions Magazine.He lives in London.show more

Review quote

"'Gordon Strachan emerges... with three-dimensional clarity'" * Sunday Times * "Leo Moynihan has... done a fine job" * Sunday Telegraph *show more

Back cover copy

'Timely update of a biography on 'Wee Gord' as he takes up the Celtic hot-seat' FourFourTwo Gordon Strachan's career as player and manager has spanned 35 years. From his early years at Dundee and Aberdeen, Strachan's wily skills and leadership qualities have stood him in good stead as he graduated to playing for Manchester United and Leeds, and in his time as manager of Coventry, Southampton and now, Celtic. At Aberdeen, under the fledgling manager Alex Ferguson, Strachan was an integral part of the team that won the 1983 European Cup Winners' Cup. He had 50 caps as a Scottish international and competed in two World Cups for Scotland. He remains the only player ever to win the Football Writers' Player of the Year Award both in England and Scotland. His dedication to fitness and idiosyncratic diets involving seaweed prompted Ron Atkinson to make the remark 'There's no one fitter at his age, except maybe Raquel Welch.' In this fully updated edition of the highly praised biography, Leo Moynihan looks at the tenacity of Strachan as a player, the true nature of his relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson, his management at Celtic, and above all, the honesty of a man that has often left fans scratching their heads, but always full of admiration.show more

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"Leo Moynihan has... done a fine job"show more

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