Sunderland

Sunderland : A Club Transformed

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After just a handful of games this season Sunderland were looking early favourites for the drop into League One, despite the arrival of the 'returning messiah' Niall Quinn, who headed up the consortium that had just bought the club. When he took the decision to appoint Roy Keane as manager, most predicted a storm. Instead, out went half the first team, and Sunderland went on to lift the Championship and head off into the 'promised land' of the Premiership. Wilson tells the story not only of Sunderland's astonishing turnround, but also the transformation of their manager. As a player Keane was notoriously critical of shortcomings in his team-mates. Yet as a manager, he has inspired his side and seems a natural in the role, thanks to his razor sharp wit and insight. In the course of covering the Championship for the Independent and Independent on Sunday, Jonathan Wilson (himself a Mackem) has followed Sunderland's rise closely. Here he not only probes behind the scenes at The Stadium of Light, and brings an in-depth analysis to the club's achievement, he also celebrates one of the most remarkable seasons in the club's history. It is a football story as dramatic as any of recent years.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 28mm | 557.92g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 30
  • 0752891170
  • 9780752891170
  • 2,141,938

About Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson is the Football Correspondent of the Financial Times and author of the critically acclaimed 'Behind the Curtain: Football in Eastern Europe'. He is also writing a history of football tactics.show more

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MAGAZINES: Review in FOUR FOUR TWO Review to run in SUNDERLAND FC MAGAZINE Review to run in A LOVE SUPREME (SAFC FANZINE) IRISH PR: News story on books pages of IRISH INDEPENDENT on 21 July Interview with Joanthan in IRISH EXAMINER Interview and news story in EVENING HERALD on 21 July Interview on Newstalk 106 Tuesday 14th August Interview on THE IRISH WORLD Wednesday 8th August Interview on TODAY FM, THE LAST WORD Monday 13th August NATIONAL RADIO: Interview on BBC WORLD SERVICE SPORT on 17 August ONLINE: Reviews on THE SUN ONLINE, SQUARE FOOTBALL and SKY SPORTS ONLINE.show more

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