Soccer Lover’s Soccer Book Guide
The Soccer Lover’s Soccer Book Guide series reviews and rates books that tell the story of the beautiful game. Here is a book from THE MAN himself, the highly acclaimed man who was the face of soccer for years — Sir Alex Ferguson. Sir Alex won an amazing 49 trophies and grew Manchester United into one of the biggest commercial and well recognized brands in the world. Let him take you behind the scenes into this very real world of professional soccer at the highest level.
Leading by Sir Alex Ferguson & Sir Michael Moritz
Sir Alex Ferguson’s book co-authored with Sir Michael Moritz, chairman of Sequoia Capital is a winner and should probably be on top of every soccer lover’s wish list.
Regardless of your knowledge of soccer — the book is well worth reading. If you are a diehard Manchester United fan who never missed a match, even if it started at 3 AM or if you are more casual, newcomer to the world’s greatest sport — this is a great book.
My job was to make everyone understand that the impossible was possible. That’s the difference between leadership and management.
Need I say more in my review of this amazing book? Well written, insightful and full with behind the scenes imagery, LEADING is “an inspirational guide to great leadership, from the most successful football manager of all time.” Sir Alex Ferguson is the Scotsman who managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013 – a lifetime in the world of professional sports or any industry. For anyone interested in knowing what it takes to bring real world-class leadership to the soccer field (or boardroom) for sustained and successful period of time – this book is for you. Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the few professional soccer managers/coaches who accomplished this in his nearly forty years of leadership.
Here are some interesting interviews with Sir Alex Ferguson