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Herbert Chapman - The First Great Manager

Herbert Chapman - The First Great Manager

Ref No: 9780954388454

Details: Author: Simon Page

Type: Books


Price: £9.95

The son of a bare-knuckle fighting coal miner, Herbert Chapman became the most famous football manager of his day. One of the game's true immortals, he took Northampton Town, Leeds City, Huddersfield Town and Arsenal to heights few had ever dreamed possible. Yet his career so neary went disastrously wrong when he was handed a lifetime ban in one of the game's earliest, biggest and most notorious 'bungs' scandals. Fighting back against his exclusion from the sport he loved, he led Huddersfield to the first ever hat-trick of League titles then raised Arsenal - a club which had won no major honours prior to Chapman's arrival - to national domination and global fame. On the way he introduced innovations in areas as diverse as tactics, training, youth development, stadium building, floodlighting and foreign signings, as well as becoming the first manager to accompany the England team. Including never before published family photographs and stories, this book looks at the career of the man who stands at the head of the list of English football's foremost bosses; the forerunner of Busby, Shankly, Paisley, Clough and Ferguson - the first great manager.


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