My Autobiography: An Englishman Abroad - Bobby Robson with Bob HarrisMacmillan, 1998, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly. Top edge of the text block tanned. Security tag fixed to the rear pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;
From the cover: “BOBBY ROBSON has never taken an easy job in his life and yet he has emerged as one of the most successful managers in the history of the game, proving himself at domestic and international level before moving on to win trophies and titles in three different countries. As he returns to his footballing roots, Robson is better placed than anyone to tell the inside story of the world game and the people who run it.
The son of a miner, Robson has always battled against the odds — in football and in life — and come through triumphant. His playing days, with Fulham and West Bromwich Albion, earned him twenty England caps and, after an inauspicious start, his managerial career flourished at Ipswich where he won both the FA Cup and the UEFA Cup.
His time as England manager ended in near-glory when the 1990 World Cup team made it through to the semi-finals, only to lose out, dramatically, on penalties. Here he tells for the first time of his tumultuous eight years in football’s hottest seat and of his time with the likes of Gascoigne and Lineker. He reflects on the national side’s fortunes since his departure and offers insightful prognoses for the future.
Robson has become an impressive presence on the international football stage, with Cup-winning stints in Holland, Portugal and Spain, where perhaps his hardest job of all was taking over from the legendary Johan Cruyff. A year fraught with political infighting, as well as Robson’s acquisition of Ronaldo, the most expensive footballer.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 261 pages.