I really enjoyed this book A good insight into one of the most fascinating characters of football. The most comprehensive account we have had so far of this remarkable man Rod Liddle THE SUNDAY TIMESThe final word on Brian CloughIn this first full, critical biography, Jonathan Wilson draws an intimate and powerful portrait of one of England s greatest football managers, Brian Clough, and his right hand man, Peter Taylor It was in the unforgiving world of post war football where their identities and reputations were made a world where, as Clough and Taylor s mentor Harry Storer once said, Nobody ever says thank you Nonetheless, Clough brought the gleam of silverware to the depressed East Midlands of the 1970s Initial triumph at Derby was followed by a sudden departure and a traumatic 44 days at Leeds By the end of a frazzled 1974, Clough was set up for life financially, but also hardened to the realities of football By the time he was at Forest, Clough s mask was almost permanently donned a persona based on brashness and conflict Drink fuelled the controversies and the colourful character it heightened the razor sharp wit and was a salve for the highs of football that never lasted long enough, and for the lows that inevitably followed Wilson s account is the definitive portrait of this complex and enduring man. This is a good read for one interested in coaches in pro soccer Does a good job referencing other books to give a sense of contrast.I concur with others about the overemphasis on details such as game scores, etc For this reason, it took me longer than normal to read. Wilson has written an interesting and exhaustively researched book Brian Clough was a titan in the world of European soccer in the latter half of the 20th century and this book provides all the details of his supremely successful yet surprising simple methods It also depicts a highly ambitious, extremely intelligent and deeply flawed individual equal parts devoted husband and father, megalomaniac, footballing genius and severe, chronic alcoholic.Brian Clough was a modern day Robin Hood Read the book and you might agree those two European Cups he stole for Nottingham are among the most inspiring accomplishments in the history of European soccer. A biography as close as it can get to the real life of one of the greatest people in football history No greater compliment to its achievements than presenting him with good and bad, because every man, no matter how great, has also a darker side sometimes its egotistic decisions and its stuborness led to those moments that placed him in the history of football.