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Mr. Stein — A Biography of Jock Stein, 1922-85 - Bob Crampsey

Mainstream, 1986, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper, 1" closed tear to the top corner of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “When Jock Stein died suddenly at the international football match which saw Scotland qualify for a record fourth successive World Cup Finals, the whole footballing world went into mourning. He had been the most successful manager in British football at club level. He was successful with three different teams, Dunfermline Athletic, Hibernian and Celtic, and as international manager he piloted his side towards two World Cup Finals. In Mr. STEIN Bob Crampsey looks at his record and endeavours to find out what were the reasons behind this astonishing run of success.

Jock Stein — or ‘Mr. Stein’, as he was known to the players he managed — was the best-known Scot of his generation. Starting from a Lanarkshire mining background and a modest footballing beginning as a player with Albion Rovers he became a leading figure in world football.

What were his ambitions? His philosophy of football? Was he brusque or jovial, sociable or basically withdrawn? What did his colleagues and rivals think of him? Why did he hold back from Manchester United and why did he accept the Leeds United offer so late in his career?

In this admiring but analytical look at the former manager of Scotland Bob Crampsey, who watched Stein’s career from close quarters for 28 years, attempts to throw new light on this very private public man.”


Size: 9½" x 6¼". Navy Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages.
£6.50

This one has already found a new owner.