My Life in Red and White: The Sunday Times Number One Bestselling Autobiography

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My Life in Red and White: The Sunday Times Number One Bestselling Autobiography

My Life in Red and White: The Sunday Times Number One Bestselling Autobiography

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Arsene Wenger was born in Alsace in 1949 and was a successful manager in France and Japan before unexpectedly being appointed manager of Arsenal in 1996, where he enjoyed unmatched success.

After a description of Arsenal’s history and culture – well known to drinkers at this establishment – there’s a paragraph each on many of the players Wenger found at the club – Adams, Seaman, Berkamp, Wright and Keown – and descriptions of his first few acquisitions – Vieira, Petit and Garde. It covers the years of controversy that led up to his resignation in 2018 and his current seat as chief of global football development for FIFA. The book charts his extraordinary career, from his rise in France and Japan where he managed Nancy, Monaco and Nagoya Grampus Eight - clubs that also play in red-and-white - to his twenty-two years at the helm in north London. He even revealed in a recent interview that Manchester United approached him, but wouldn’t go into detail as to when.or feuds (Mourinho doesn’t appear anywhere in the book), or supply any gossip at all, really (what does he think about silent Stan Kroenke, the Trump-supporting Walmart-heiress-marrying current owner of the club? Given this omnipresence, it is disappointing that My Life In Red and White feels like a wasted opportunity, a weak penalty aimed straight down the middle. After the match, striker Ian Wright, hurt by the criticism, yelled obscenities out of the window at the departing crowd and was spoken to by the police. I would have been interested to know how things might have been organised differently in Wenger’s latter years to avoid some of the problems that became evident – maybe the lengthy description in chapter 9 of the way the game has changed might be an oblique admission that he had too much influence in the club, but there are many other statements of the importance Wenger attaches to a manager being involved in everything about a club. But I think you read the situation well – his discomfort and his surprising modesty about his facility in English affected the way he came over .

In this definitive autobiography, the world-renowned, revolutionary football manager discusses his life and career, sharing his leadership principles for success on and off the field.Throughout the book, even in the latter parts that sometimes read more like Wikipedia entries, there is a clear acknowledgement of not just the people who influenced and helped him, but also those who deserve a mention because they formed a part of the journey, however small (for example, his friendship with the legendary Carlos Alberto Torres and his son Alexandre who was one of his first signings when he went to Nagoya). Never was this clearer than with Monsieur Wenger and his cheeky smile and dry wit, his sincerity and intelligence, his class.

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