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From the post room to the board room, everyone thinks they can be the manager. But how do you manage outrageous talent? What do you do to inspire loyalty from your players? How do you turn around a team in crisis? What’s the best way to build long-term success? How can you lead calmly under pressure?
The issues are the same whether you’re managing a Premier League soccer team or an FTSE 100 company.
Here, for the first time, some 30 of the biggest names in soccer management reveal just what it takes. With their every decision, remark, skill, and success or failure under constant scrutiny from the media and the fans, these managers need to be the most adroit of leaders. In The Manager they explain their methods, give examples of lessons they’ve learned along the way, and describe the decisions they make and the leadership they provide.
Each chapter tackles a key leadership issue for managers in any walk of life and, in their own words, shows how the experts deal with the challenges they face in an abnormally high-pressure environment. Offering valuable lessons for business leaders and fascinating behind-the-scenes insights for soccer fans, The Manager is an honest, accessible and unprecedented look at the day-to-day work of these high-profile characters and the world of top-level soccer management.
©2013 The League Managers Association (LMA) and Mike Carson (P)2013 Audible Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Simon marchant on 29-04-2014

Disappointing

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Hard to listen to a reader who has no idea how to pronounce the names of the most famous football identities of current times. It's something of an uncritical hagiography of current football managers. I suppose the laws of libel make anything but hagiography feasible.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Liam on 13-09-2014

Worst book ever

What would have made The Manager better?

Better narrator

Has The Manager turned you off from other books in this genre?

Almost

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kyle Munley?

Anybody that knows the game. I mean he sounds like a robot and he calls Celtic "Keltik" if u knew the game you would know how to pronounce it correct

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger and disappointment

Any additional comments?

Get a better narrator

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Nirav Desai on 23-11-2015

Good management book

Loved listening to this management book. The insights given into the minds of footballs best managers are unique. The book shows what makes a great manager. Loved listening to the book. Would highly recommend.

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1 out of 5 stars
By gary on 10-10-2013

You cannot be serious

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Getting somebody with a british accent that can pronounce the names of clubs and players. An American with no football knowledge, not an inspired choice.

Would you recommend The Manager to your friends? Why or why not?

Absolutely not. The worst audio book I've ever listened to. Whoever made the decision to allow that guy to narrate should be sacked now.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Couldn't pronounce a single club or players name properly. It was extremely annoying to start with but I began to laugh in the end but it ruined the book completely.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Manager?

All of them read by this guy who has the kind of voice a hypnotist would die for.

Any additional comments?

Please redo the book with a british narrator.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Martin S. on 06-09-2013

Decent content. Abysmal narration.

What disappointed you about The Manager?

A narrator who mispronounced names with shocking regularity. Bobby Carlton (not Charlton) Sow-ness (not Souness) Paris Saint Ger-main (not ger-man) keltic (not Sell-tic). Awful!

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Kyle Munley?

Anyone who knows the first thing about football!

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger- there is someone who has been deprived of a narrating job.

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