The Manager

  • by Mike Carson
  • Narrated by Kyle Munley
  • 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the post room to the board room, everyone thinks they can be the manager. But how do you manage outrageous talent? What do you do to inspire loyalty from your players? How do you turn around a team in crisis? What’s the best way to build long-term success? How can you lead calmly under pressure?
The issues are the same whether you’re managing a Premier League soccer team or an FTSE 100 company.
Here, for the first time, some 30 of the biggest names in soccer management reveal just what it takes. With their every decision, remark, skill, and success or failure under constant scrutiny from the media and the fans, these managers need to be the most adroit of leaders. In The Manager they explain their methods, give examples of lessons they’ve learned along the way, and describe the decisions they make and the leadership they provide.
Each chapter tackles a key leadership issue for managers in any walk of life and, in their own words, shows how the experts deal with the challenges they face in an abnormally high-pressure environment. Offering valuable lessons for business leaders and fascinating behind-the-scenes insights for soccer fans, The Manager is an honest, accessible and unprecedented look at the day-to-day work of these high-profile characters and the world of top-level soccer management.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Worst book ever

What would have made The Manager better?

Better narrator

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Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kyle Munley?

Anybody that knows the game. I mean he sounds like a robot and he calls Celtic "Keltik" if u knew the game you would know how to pronounce it correct

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger and disappointment

Any additional comments?

Get a better narrator

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- Liam

Good management book

Loved listening to this management book. The insights given into the minds of footballs best managers are unique. The book shows what makes a great manager. Loved listening to the book. Would highly recommend.
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- Nirav Desai

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-29-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury