Will You Manage?: The Necessary Skills to be a Great Gaffer (Google eBook)

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Profile Books, Aug 12, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 311 pages
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"Bloody obvious isn't it: tell the defenders to route one out to Drogba" "That's what they've been doing all night and look where it's got them" "The final ball has just not been weighted enough; in any case, his touch is too heavy" "£120,000 a week and look how little they put themselves about" "Players today are mercenaries: in my day they lived and died for their local team. It was a way of life: now it's just a cheque at the end of the month" blah, blah, blah... Every weekend in pubs and living-rooms all over the country, women and (mainly) men discuss the day's games and how they could have done better than the cretinous manager. Few people think they can fix their leaking sink better than a plumber or defend their dodgy cousin better than a barrister and yet every Tom, Dick and Harriett is convinced that they can do a better job than their team's manager. Why is this? In Will You Manage?, Musa Okwonga breaks down the job of football management into its different components and shows exactly what skills the great managers have. He interviews big and little cheeses on the football scene and provides essential tips for Fantasy Football success. As a new season gets underway and managerial heads begin to roll, the reader of Will You Manage? will deservedly have a knowing/sickening smirk on his face.
  

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User Review  - Irwan Cornelius - Goodreads

An insightful look into the world of football managers and what it takes to succeed in the craft. Wonderfully written with great anecdotes throughout, you'll end up wondering why football managers do ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Obsession
15
Vision
43
Case study 1
70
Presence
77
Strategy
91
Case study 2
117
Communication
121
Empathy
144
Luck
175
Diplomacy
186
Resilience
209
Bibliography
233
Index
235
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Musa Okwonga is an Oxford University graduate who since then has practised both law and football, with the emphasis on the latter. He won the Junior Bridport Prize for fiction in 1994, for poetry in 1995, and the WH Smith Young Writers competition a year later. He lives in South London.

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