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The Essential Shankly: revealing the Kop legend who launched a thousand quips Paperback – 4 Sep 2001
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Bill Shankly's legendary attitude to football was enough to place him in the football hall of fame, but here is a humorous collection of his other memorable quips and witticisms, on and off the football pitch.
About the Author
Broadcaster, author and journalist John Keith spent more than 30 years on the Daily Express northern sports desk. He currently hosts the BBC Radio Merseyside Saturday phone-in, and covers football for Ireland's national radio service, RTE. He is currently writing a biography of Everton star Dixie Dean, also published this year by Robson Books.
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From humble scottish mining origins, Bill Shankly was first and foremost a people person , his success came from his unique ability to get the best from his people by getting them to "See" the best in themselves.
Described by the author, jounalist and broadcaster John Kieth as a great leader. Skanks knew instinctively that the path to peak performance was through positive relationships with key players and members of his management staff.
Former protegee "Kevin Keegan" describes Shanks as a potentially great polititian, a Sir Winston Churchill figure, and outrageous extrovert.
Shankly had a unique ability to transfer his heart felt passion to his players which in turn enabled them to transform his boyhood dream into reality.
This book looks behind the Shankly legend to produce a definitive picture of a remarkable man with a unique passion, ability and vision.
Contributions from living legends such as; Sir Tom Finney, Bob Paisley, Jock Stien, Emlyn Hughes, Steve Heighway, Brian Hall,Tommy Smith, Ian St John, John Toshak, Ronnie Yeats, Phil Thomson and other soccer lumineries make this book absolutley essential reading.
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