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I Think I'll Manage free pdf Alan Curbishley reveals the secrets of how a small club like Charlton Athletic achieved success -- from the boardroom and manager's office down to the dressing room and pitchside. Now manager at West Ham, he updates his story with all the drama of a nerve-wracking conclusion to the 2006-07 season. Alan Curbishley encountered most of football's ill winds during the 15 years he was coach, co-manager, then sole manager of Charlton -- a club once homeless, with gates of less than 3000, forced to sell players to pay the wages and to buy replacement kit for the first team, and teetering on the brink of extinction. In his book, Curbishley opens the lid on the soap opera that is Charlton FC. He writes about the political manoeuvrings behind the club's departure and their emotional return to The Valley. He describes how they were torn apart by drugs allegations involving three of its players, including a youthful Lee Bowyer. He re-lives the tortuous rollercoaster ride of falling out of the Premiership two years later before returning in 1999/2000. And he gives an insider's view of the club's success in establishing itself in the world's toughest league.He also talks candidly about being shortlisted for the England manager's job. In this fully updated paperback edition, he unveils the clandestine meetings that led to his departure from the Valley to join his boyhood club, West Ham, and looks at the upheavels at Upton Park that saw him out of the comfort zone and into the melting pot as the Hammers battled against relegation from the Premiership. His book is a radical insight into the workings of a football club and its staff, and is sure to interest football fans across the country.

About Alan Curbishley

Alan Curbishley was born in the East End of London in 1957. His playing career spanned West Ham, Birmingham City, Aston Villa, Brighton and Charlton, and he represented England at schoolboy, youth and Under-21 level. He was appointed joint manager of Charlton in 1991 and was given sole control four years later. He was voted Manager of the Year in 2000 and established Charlton as a leading Premiership side, before leaving the club and joining London rivals West Ham at the end of 2006. Kevin Brennan is a freelance sportswriter for the Mail on Sunday. He has known Alan Curbishley for 16 years, ever since he was Sports Editor on the South London Press.

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Author : Alan Curbishley
Publisher : HarperSport
Data Published : 04 August 2008
ISBN : 0007145942
EAN : 9780007145942
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 432 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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