Bob Paisley: Manager of the Millennium

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Robson, 1999 - Soccer managers - 356 pages
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Bob Paisley...his name stands at the summit of managerial achievement in British football. A stunning array of 19 trophies in nine seasons in charge of Liverpool was his incredible response to accepting a job he never wanted, that of succeeding the legendary Bill Shankly as Anfield manager. It was a challenge many pundits rated impossible. But Paisley proved he was a reluctant genius by becoming a legend himself and outstripping Shankly's deeds and every other manager in the history of the British national game. This authorised biography by broadcaster John Keith has been written with the co-operation of the Paisley family. It traces his life from his humble beginnings in a North East pit village, his wartime experiences, his playing days at Anfield and the time he spent as Shankly's right-hand man. With a foreword by Kenny Dalglish and reflections and reminiscences from a wide variety of soccer legends, including Kevin Keegan, Billy Liddell, Alan Hanson and many others, this is the definitive, compelling story of a unique manager.

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