My Life in Red and White (Paperback)Arsene Wenger (author), Daniel Hahn (translator), Andrea Reece (translator)
Arsene Wenger tells the extraordinary story of his stellar managerial career in his own words, charting a path from his early days at Nancy to his two decades plus of iconic success with Arsenal.
Overall Winner of the Telegraph Sports Awards Book of the Year 2021
For the very first time, world-renowned and revolutionary football manager Arsène Wenger tells his own story. He opens up about his life, sharing principles for success on and off the field with lessons on leadership, and vivid tales of his 22 years managing Arsenal to unprecedented success.
There, Wenger won multiple Premier League championships and a record number of FA C ups, and his teams included the Invincibles of 2003-2004 and a record-breaking undefeated 49-match run. He popularised an attacking approach and belief that the game should be entertaining but he also changed the attitudes of British football fans towards players' diet, fitness and coaching methods - and towards foreign managers too.
In My Life in Red and White, Wenger charts his extraordinary career, including his rise in France and Japan where he managed Nancy, Monaco and Nagoya Grampus Eight (clubs that also play in red-and-white, like Arsenal!) to his 22 years at the helm of an internationally renowned club from 1996 onwards. He describes the unrest that led to his resignation in 2018, and his current role as Chief of Global Football Development for FIFA.
He offers studious reflections on the game and his groundbreaking approach to motivation, mindset, fitness and football that was often beautiful to watch. This book is a must-read for not only Arsenal fans but football fans everywhere, for management and business leaders, and anyone seeking the tools for success in work and life. It will illuminate the mystique surrounding one of the most revered and successful manager's life story, strategy and vision in the world's most popular sport.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 329 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 24 mm
'A predictably brilliant insight into the mind of a man who has long treated football as a matter of, as he puts it, "life and death". His wit, empathy and unwavering principles have been common knowledge for decades, but never has his all-consuming dedication and obsession been on clearer display' - Esquire
'Opaqueness has never been this refreshing. It's honestly nice that this book has just been about the game and the human connections he made along the way. The moments that made Wenger, the good times and the achievements. In a world of sensationalism, public spats and calling out old foes, we can all learn something from that' - FourFourTwo
'As with his approach to on-field matters, this book puts in an impressive performance' - Damien O'Meara, RTE
'A surprisingly honest self-portrait of an obsessive, driven man, who decided that the game really could be beautiful, and was prepared to sacrifice himself to that belief' - The TLS
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“Great football education”
Really enjoyed it; you won’t find any gossip or unnecessary info.
Good insight for anyone who loves football - either playing, watching.l or even thinking about becoming a manager
“Great book by Great manager”
Great book from a very intelligent man & Arsenal manager, who changed English Premier football for the better. A must read memoir!!
I brought this for my brother who really enjoyed reading it. His comments seem to echo other reviews in that it lacked depth in parts. He would have liked more stories on his career and how he felt about certain... More
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