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Roberto Mancini: A Footballing Life: The Full Story [Kindle Edition]

Luca Caioli
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When Manchester City’s owners appointed Roberto Mancini in late 2009, the message was clear: this was the man who would overtake the Blues’ illustrious neighbours and restore the club to the pinnacle of English football.

The former Italy playmaker swiftly repaid their faith, following up an FA Cup triumph in his first full season with the Premier League title – won in the most heartstopping fashion imaginable – to continue a success story that had taken him from early stardom in Bologna to back-to-back league titles as Inter Milan manager.

Now, renowned Italian sports writer Luca Caioli gives the full inside story of Mancini’s rollercoaster life in football – from his early days as a firebrand centre forward, through glory days with Sampdoria and Lazio, to his emergence as a charismatic, if controversial, pitch-side leader.

Featuring insights from those who know him best – including family members, former teammates and managers, as well as an exclusive interview with Mancini himself, it provides a unique and revealing portrait of the man behind the Blue revolution.

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About the Author

Luca Caioli is a renowned Italian sports journalist who crafted his reputation at L'Unita, Il Manifesto, La Repubblica, La Gazzetta dello Sporti and Rai 3 in Italy and ITV in Britain.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8339 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Corinthian; first edition (6 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008NF7R14
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #271,220 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mancini 23 Jan. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Like the curate's egg, good in parts. Very disjointed book with some interesting snippets. Could have been presented in a more logical way.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Mancini 12 Jun. 2013
By atticusfinch1048 TOP 1000 REVIEWER
This book is written by an Italian journalist who has known Roberto Mancini for a number of years, so one must always remember that English is not his first language.

The book goes in to the back ground of Mancini and what made him the person he is. The book seems disjoined at times but it includes interviews with people know to Mancini throughout his football playing career in the main in Italy at Sampdoria. But the book shows the reasons why he is and will always remain a winner in football.

The book is a good read not the greatest but it does give you a picture about Roberto Mancini.
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2.0 out of 5 stars boring 5 Mar. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I like Roberto, but this is just another trawl through allowable verbage of family, friends, mentors, team mates. comrades et al.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a present for Grandson aged 10yrs. 13 Aug. 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Bit heavy reading for a ten year old - this was my fault for not sussing out more about the book before sending got it.
Doesn't help that Poor Roberto got the push shortly afterwards. Will have to keep an eye open for the next book
on his successor before purchasing!!!!!!!
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