Cloughie: Walking on Water - Brian Clough; John Sadler;Headline, 2002, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Pages very gently age-tanned.
Later printing. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Controversial, outspoken and opinionated — these are all words that have been used to describe Brian Clough. Yet he is also arguably the greatest football manager of all time. He took two lowly Midlands clubs to the very top, winning two consecutive European Cups with unfashionable Nottingham Forest, in a feat that will surely never be matched by a club of similar stature.
In this remarkable new autobiography, Brian Clough talks in more detail than ever before about his playing career, where his prolific strike rate as a centre forward puts him in a class of his own. And yet, to some extent, his managerial achievements have overshadowed his success at this time. He speaks warmly of the vanished era of his playing days, and of the legendary characters he came up against.
He talks with characteristic frankness about why he remains the best manager England never had; his notorious period at Leeds; his long-standing partnership with Peter Taylor; and the methods he employed to help blend teams of ageing ‘has-beens’ and young hopefuls into world beaters.
He looks at how the game he loves has changed since the dawning of the Premiership, and explains why he now sometimes finds it hard to watch the modern stars in action. His insights are, as ever, fascinating to read. For the first time, Clough discusses the health problems that persuaded him to retire and how he often contemplated a comeback.
Cloughie — Walking on Water is forthright, searingly honest and brilliant — just like the man himself.”