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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating - great stocking filler for your bloke this Christmas!
Really enjoying this book. If you are interested in both business and football (which is a reasonably common combination!) I think you'll find it a fascinating take on the normally rather hidden world of football management. The book draws heavily on extensive quotes from recent candid interviews between the author (Mike Carson) and many world class football managers,...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Only a quarter of the book is worth reading.....
The rest is true waffle.

It's written like a student who is desperate to furfil their word count on an assingment.

Some parts are great, but those parts are the manager's own words. The rest is just someone re-iterating that point and then repeating themselves again and again.

A poor book.
Published 2 months ago by S. J. Williamson


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating - great stocking filler for your bloke this Christmas!, 3 Sep 2013
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Really enjoying this book. If you are interested in both business and football (which is a reasonably common combination!) I think you'll find it a fascinating take on the normally rather hidden world of football management. The book draws heavily on extensive quotes from recent candid interviews between the author (Mike Carson) and many world class football managers, which are interesting in themselves (amazing how he managed to get access to them all!). Mike then does a good job of drawing out "management themes", which have various parallels with the regular challenges in day-to-day business that we all face, helping making the whole topic accessible and bedded in reality for us the fans. Wouldn't surprise me if it ended up in a number of blokes' Christmas stockings this year ;-)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and logical insight into the world of football management, 22 Nov 2013
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As a football coach myself I was eager to get my teeth into this book and I was not disappointed.

First off the organisation and structure of the book is fantastic, each chapter leads onto the next in a logical order and is easy to follow. Each of these chapters are packed with in depth and rich information about the world of management from a number of world renowned managers such as Jose Mourinho, Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Carlo Ancelotti.

The book offers no jargon, instead all information is specific but easy to follow. The book is broken into 5 sections with 2-3 chapters (based on a specific manager) within those sections.

The chapters themselves offer fantastic insight with invaluable reflections from each manager of certain situations they have faced and how they were overcome.

This book is a must buy for anyone interested in sport business, sport coaching or just a behind the scenes look at some of their favourite managers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What makes our favourite footie managers tick?, 5 Oct 2013
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A gripping read, not only to hear how as individual characters they react under the unique kind of pressures modern football managers face, but also in drawing out leadership themes that help us all operate, whether as the manager of a big team, as a stand alone employee, or even managing our own family team in our households!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Only a quarter of the book is worth reading....., 19 April 2014
The rest is true waffle.

It's written like a student who is desperate to furfil their word count on an assingment.

Some parts are great, but those parts are the manager's own words. The rest is just someone re-iterating that point and then repeating themselves again and again.

A poor book.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant business read, 15 Sep 2013
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This review is from: The Manager: Inside the Minds of Football's Leaders (Kindle Edition)
One of the best books I have ever read providing a fascinating insight to football management & how the same principles can be applied to other business management & leadership.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Boring, 3 Jun 2014
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This review is from: The Manager: Inside the Minds of Football's Leaders (Kindle Edition)
I love football and i take a big interest in educating myself on managers and tactics and trying to gain and understanding of as much as i can. This book is clearly for people that have just found football or have no idea. This does not give you an insight into the mid of the managers, talks about how some managers find it important to have people he trust working with him etc, well thank you thats obvious. This book is more about some bloke writing for the sake of it, any quotes from managers are found elsewhere easily.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Leadership in Football, 7 May 2014
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This review is from: The Manager: Inside the Minds of Football's Leaders (Kindle Edition)
Clearly written and a helpful addition to the many books on leadership out there. Carson has done an excellent job and he uses examples from a wider range of managers than one would initially expect. What emerges is that the sheer strength of the manager's personality and his willingness to 'stick to his guns' really matters even in the modern age. Football may represent a more traditional model of leadership with everyone showing great deference to 'the gaffer' but Carson also highlights that the managers are still willing to innovate and find new ways of going about their near impossible jobs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 20 April 2014
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An excellent read for any football fan, but also worth having on any management shelf as there are. Some great lessons to be taken for any business leaders.
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3.0 out of 5 stars ok, 17 Feb 2014
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This review is from: The Manager: Inside the Minds of Football's Leaders (Kindle Edition)
Repeats itself a bit and drags out some aspects. Good initial insight into football management. Interesting read, but not all the way through
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top Class, 7 Feb 2014
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This review is from: The Manager: Inside the Minds of Football's Leaders (Kindle Edition)
An excellent book that reveals the realities of coaching and managing football at the elite level in the modern game. It illustrates how the game is changing and how management and leadership must evolve with the changes. The interviewees have all achieved success at the top and this book reveals why. A must for a young aspiring Coach
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