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Toshack's Way (HB)

Toshack's Way (HB)

Ref No: 9781909245716

Details: Author: John Toshack

Type: Books

Price: £20.00

For most football players winning three Welsh Cups, three English First Division League titles, an FA Cup and two UEFA Cups would amount to a job extremely well done. For John Toshack, the haul underpinned a career in management which across four decades, has taken in ten countries across Europe and Africa. Having become the youngest player in Cardiff Citys history, Toshack would accrue legendary status at Liverpool where he quickly formed a potent centre forward partnership with Kevin Keegan under the guidance of the great Bill Shankly. With a stack of winners medals, Toshack would return to Wales again but this time with Swansea City, where, as a player-manager, he inspired his side from the Fourth Division to the top flight, a level they had never reached before. Such a thrilling period was enough for Europes elite to take note, and after a year in charge of Sporting Lisbon, Toshack moved to Real Sociedad, becoming their first ever non-Basque boss. Toshack fell in love with the city, and the people fell in love with him after a Copa del Rey title in 1987. A title with Real Madrid would follow during a season where Toshacks team scored a record-breaking 107 goals. He would manage Sociedad three times and Madrid twice, becoming one of the most influential foreign coaches in Spanish football. Never afraid of the unknown, Wales most recognisable manager also took charge of his countrys national team, Deportivo La Coruna, Besiktas, Saint-Etienne, Catania, Macedonia, Khazar Lankaran and Wydad Casablanca. Toshack's Way: My Journey Through Football, tells his story in full for the first time: the decade at the top as a player in one of footballs most famous institutions; unprecedented success as a manager; glories across the Mediterranean and constant cultural discovery elsewhere in the globe.

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