In 1974, the brilliant yet controversial soccer coach, Brian Clough, took the reigns as manager of Leeds United, the team that had won the league championship the season before under Don Revie. Clough s fleeting and fateful time with Leeds wouldn t last long. This book tells the story of the legendary Clough s 44 days trying to turn around a corrupt institution without being corrupted himself. With severe and obsessive prose, Peace builds the tale of a man driven insane by boundless ambition. This outstanding piece of documentary fiction brings to life some of the most charged and intense days in British soccer."
Probably the best novel ever written about sport. " The Times" (UK), on the English-language edition
"One of the most insightful portrayals ever put to print of the insecurity, pride, and vanity that make up the greater part of nearly any successful coach's character." "Deadspin," on the English-language edition"
"Shakespearean in its scale, ambition, depth and elements of tragedy, farce and betrayal." "Independent," on the English-language edition
Fascinating . . . Brilliant. "The Guardian," on the English-language edition"
"The Damned Utd" isn t good, it s brilliant. Vivid . . . compelling . . . as the reader, you are swept along. It is quite an achievement. " The Scotsman, "on the English-language edition"
The book that brought the legend back to life. " The Observer, "on the English-language edition"
David Peace earned a degree from Manchester Polytechnic. In 1991 he moved to Istanbul to serve as a professor of English, a position he would later continue in Tokyo from 1994 to 2009. In 2003, David Peace was included in "Granta" magazine s list of the twenty best British authors. He is also the author of "GB84 "and "Red Riding. ""
- Amazon Sales Rank: #2678520 in Books
- Published on: 2016-07
- Released on: 2016-07-01
- Original language: Spanish
- Dimensions: 8.75" h x 1.00" w x 6.00" l, .0 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 410 pages