Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill : The Biography

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Alex Montgomery's acclaimed biography brings O'Neill's story right up to date with an account of his first few months in charge at Aston Villa and deals with every aspect of his life and remarkable career from the early days as a player in Northern Ireland to his joining the tyrannical Brian Clough at Nottingham Forest. From non-league Grantham Town via Shepshed Dynamo and Wycombe Wanderers, to Norwich City, Leicester City and Celtic, where he broke the Rangers monopoly of Scottish football, to respected BBC pundit and a new role at Aston Villa, the book chronicles O'Neill's managerial triumphs. Montgomery offers a rare insight into the beliefs, lifestyle and ambitions of this private and complex football man.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 20mm | 220g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8pp b&w photographs
  • 0753508087
  • 9780753508084

About Alex Montgomery

Alex Montgomery is a highly respected football journalist who has covered ten World Cup finals and is a former chairman of the Football Writers' Association. He has worked as chief football writer for a number of the country's biggest newspapers and is now operating as a freelance, principally for the Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail and the website 4thegame.com.show more

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Martin O'Neill is one of the most brilliant, successful and intriguing of the new manager/coaches to emerge from British football. Alex Montgomery's acclaimed biography brings O'Neill's story right up to date with an account of his move to Aston Villa and deals with every aspect of his life and remarkable career from the early days as a player in Northern Ireland to his joining the tyrannical Brian Clough at Nottingham Forest. From non-league Grantham Town via Shepshed Dynamo and Wycombe Wanderers, to Norwich City, Leicester City and Celtic, where he broke the Rangers monopoly of Scottish football, to respected BBC pundit and a new role at Aston Villa, the book chronicles O'Neill's managerial triumphs. Montgomery offers a rare insight into the beliefs, lifestyle and ambitions of this private and complex football man. 'An absorbing read, thoroughly researched, entertainingly written' Belfast Telegraphshow more

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