How to Win the World Cup

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‘How to Win the World Cup’ delves into the psyche of national team bosses to discover the unique mindset and sacrifices needed to deliver on the globe’s biggest stage and join that exclusive winners’ club. Unlike their counterparts at club level, international bosses are often the forgotten men in the most iconic moments, yet they’re the ones orchestrating the story lines we’re hooked to. The book explores the greatest successes and failures from the past 90 years of World Cup action from a fresh perspective, as the men in the dugout take centre stage.

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‘Superbly insightful . A brilliant new perspective on World Cup management’ Jamie Carragher‘Superb – great stories about the greatest tournament’ Daniel TaylorMaster tacticians, crazy tyrants and lucky generals… This insightful investigation reveals the mindsets and, frankly, at times unbelievable approaches of the coaches who strive to deliver football’s ultimate prize.HOW DO YOU WIN THE WORLD CUP?Godlike genius or the focus of a disappointed nation’s fury – the world’s most prestigious tournament makes or breaks a national coach. Only 20 managers have guided their team to World Cup glory, so what are their secrets? From revolutionary tactics to hare-brained schemes, this book searches for the keys to the most exclusive club in international football.They may silently plot on the bench or manically gesticulate from the sidelines, but what can the coach really do to influence their team’s performance? Discover the tactical innovations and brilliant strategies as well as the bizarre superstitions, psychological masterclasses and bonkers team-building regimes that managers have employed in the quest for that iconic trophy.Charting the successes, failures, dramas and controversies of 90 years of World Cup action, through the insights of journalists, players and managers with first-hand experience of World Cup competition, this book comprehensively documents the lengths the man in the dugout will go to in order to bring home the greatest prize.The book features contributions from leading World Cup stars, including Luiz Felipe Scolari, Geoff Hurst, Carlos Alberto Parreira, Pierre Littbarski, Roberto Martinez, Mick McCarthy, Tomas Brolin, Jamie Carragher, Alexi Lalas, Patrick Barclay, Raphael Honigstein and Graham Hunter.‘A rich and rewarding football read’Patrick Barclay‘A fascinating read’Barry Davies

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Weight 0.454 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 13.5 × 2.5 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

796.334668 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K