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This book would be the first full-length biography of Don Revie, incorporating his early years, h... Read More

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This book would be the first full-length biography of Don Revie, incorporating his early years, his playing career, Leeds United, the England job and beyond.With a foreword by Leeds United legend Johnny Giles.Christopher Evans has been the Member of Parliament for Islwyn since 2010. Currently he serves as the Shadow Minister for Defence Procurement. His first book, Fearless Freddie: The Life and Times of Freddie Mills was published in 2017 and shortlisted for The Times Biography of the Year at the 2018 Sports Book Awards. Christopher Evans lives in South Wales and is married to Julia and has two children. @Chris_EvansMPTHE LIFE AND TIMES OF DON REVIE - ONE OF THE MOST COMPLEX AND CONTROVERSIAL MEN EVER TO GRACE THE GAME OF FOOTBALL 'Engrossing' - Sunday Times 'Impeccably researched... As a life and times, Evans's account is immaculate.' - Jonathan Liew, New Statesman 'A poignant and engrossing read. a well-crafted biography.' - FourFourTwo 'Thoroughly researched and engagingly written, this superb biography sheds new light on one of the most controversial, enigmatic figures in football history' - Leo McKinstry, journalist, historian and award-winning author 'Excellent' - Johnny Giles, Leeds United legend 'Essential reading' Ryan Sabey, the Sun Whenever the greatest managers the game has ever produced are mentioned, names like Busby, Shankly, Paisley and Ferguson trip off the tongue. Despite dominating the game in the late 1960s and '70s there is one name missing: Don Revie, the former Leeds United and England manager. Revie was one of the most complex and controversial men ever to grace the game of football. As a player, he was crowned Footballer of the Year and credited with creating the modern centre-forward. As a manager, he took a Leeds United side languishing in the lower half of the second division and turned them into not only league champions, but one of the most dominant sides in the country. As England manager, Revie lost the magic touch and became increasingly indecisive. After three years in the role and fearing the sack, Revie became the first man to walk out on England. Then came the backlash. Revie was branded a traitor and banned from the game for 10 years, and the press declared open season on the manager. Accused of offering bribes to throw matches, his reputation was destroyed. Shunned by the football establishment, he died just 12 years after walking out on England. Revie's death, at the age of 61, robbed him of the opportunity ever to rebuild his reputation as one of the most important figures ever seen in English football. The life and times of this multifaceted, enigmatic, pioneering football man have still never been fully explored and explained in detail before. Featuring new interviews with Johnny Giles, Kevin Keegan, Norman Hunter, Eddie Gray, Allan Clarke, Joe Jordan, Gordon McQueen, Malcolm Macdonald and members of the Revie family, this long-overdue biography reveals how today's football owes so much to Don Revie. --- Shortlisted for THE SUNDAY TIMES Sports Book Awards 2022 'A no-holds-barred insight that convinces the reader that Don Revie stands amongst the giants of English football.' -Lord Mann 'Meticulously researched and expertly crafted exploration' - Jeff Powell, Daily Mail 'A superb read'. - Alex Montgomery, Chief football writer and former Chairman of the Football Writers AssociationThe life and times of Don Revie - one of the most complex and controversial men ever to grace the game of football.Foreword by Leeds United legend John Giles Prologue Part One 1 Beginnings 2 Leicester City (1944 - 49) 3 Hull City (1949 - 51) 4 Manchester City (1951 - 56) 5 Sunderland (1956 - 58) Part Two 6 Leeds United (1958 - 61) 7 Leeds United (1961 - 63) 8 Leeds United (1963 - 64) 9 Leeds United (1964 - 65) 10 Leeds United (1965 - 66) 11 Leeds United (1966 - 67) 12 Leeds United (1967 - 68) 13 Leeds United (1968 - 69) 14 Leeds United (1969 - 70) 15 Leeds United (1970 - 71) 16 Leeds United (1971 - 72) 17 Leeds United (1972 - 73) 18 Leeds United (1973 - 74) 19 Leeds United (1974) Part Three 20 England (1974 - 75) 21 England (1975 - 77) Part Four 22 In the Desert (1977 - 83) 23 Back Home (1984 - 1989) Epilogue - No Time For Redemption AcknowledgementsA no-holds-barred insight that convinces the reader that Don Revie stands amongst the giants of English footballExcellent book. an honest and balanced assessment of Don Revie's careerA superb read which explains in detail the extraordinary life and times of one of English football's most successful and controversial figures.An essential read for any football fan to chart the rise and fall of an enigmatic England managerFrom hero to zero to post-humous redemption - Evans tells a tale of great human strengths and weaknesses that will resonate well beyond the world of footballThis meticulously researched and expertly crafted exploration of the genius and human generosity of Don Revie lifts the veil of controversy from the legacy of one of football's greatest managers.Gripping...

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Title: Don Revie: The Biography
Author: Christopher EvansJohnny Giles
SKU: BK0464085
EAN: 9781472973351
Language: English

About Author

Christopher Evans has been the Member of Parliament for Islwyn since 2010. Currently he serves as the Shadow Minister for Defence Procurement. His first book, Fearless Freddie: The Life and Times of Freddie Mills was published in 2017 and shortlisted for The Times Biography of the Year at the 2018 Sports Book Awards. Christopher Evans lives in South Wales and is married to Julia and has two children. @Chris_EvansMP

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