More Than Argentina: The Authorised Biography of Ally Macleod (Hardback)

by Ronnie McDevitt

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Generally remembered only as the manager of Scotland's national football team during the ill-fated trip to the 1978 World Cup, Ally MacLeod was a colourful character who in fact gave far more to the Scottish game. From Third Lanark to St Mirren, Blackburn Rovers, Hibernian and Ayr United,, Ally was a successful player and campaigner in the abolition of footballers' minimum wage. His managerial career with Ayr United, Aberdeen, Airdrie, Motherwell and Queen of the South is also assessed with contributions from his family, supporters and former players. Which of the Old Firm clubs approached him shortly after he was appointed manager of Scotland? What drove him to the brink of resignation prior to setting off for Argentina? Did he really underestimate Peru and why did he not travel to watch them play? How did one of Scottish football's oldest trophies come to be discarded within the MacLeod household? And why didn't he select Andy Gray for Argentina and not play Derek Johnstone? If you think all there was to the man was Peru and Iran, think again and read the truth about Ally MacLeod.

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Published
01/06/2014

Publisher
Pitch Publishing Ltd

ISBN
9781909626317


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