Recommended by Paul Cardwell
It’s the book every football fan is talking about, and no wonder with it containing the true thoughts of the most successful British manager of the last 25 years.
Alex Ferguson has written an autobiography before but then in 2000 he was still at the height of his managerial career. This time he is retired and can therefore tell his version of events without holding back.
Refreshingly instead of just focusing on where he grew up and how much he loves Manchester Utd etc etc etc, he talks about his relationships with key individuals.
Split into chapters, there are ones on David Beckham, Roy Keane, Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger.
There are of course chapters on his greatest successes and why he decided not to retire after all in 2002 but for me it was the gossipy insights into the dressing room boot to Beckham’s head, why he got rid of Keane and the ‘did he or didn’t he’ saga of Rooney asking for a transfer that hooked me.