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A fascinating portrait of Winterbottom and history of the game...,
This review is from: Sir Walter Winterbottom: The Father of Modern English Football (Hardcover)
A fascinating portrait of Winterbottom and history of the game. Not only was he the longest serving England team manager (1946 - 62) but simultaneously he held the post of the FA's Director of Coaching for the whole country! He overcame arcane English football bureaucracy and influenced the entire game, as well as many great players and coaches ...Bobby Charlton, Stanley Matthews, Don Howe, Bobby Robson to name just a few. I was on the edge of my seat re-living many of the wins, losses and dramas of Winterbottom's day! It's a well written biography and a delightful history of the game.