From the publisher:
THE INSPIRATIONAL BESTSELLER from the manager who transformed English football - the perfect World Cup read. 'Fantastic ... I've told my son Noah, aged 11, you have to read this ...
I can't tell you how much I loved it because it talks about confidence, and I struggled with confidence' CHRIS EVANS'I loved this - full of wonderful advice I can't wait to share with my children.' HOLLY WILLOUGHBY'Never puts a word wrong. Isn't Gareth Southgate simply the most inspiring leader in England?' KRISHNAN GURU-MURTHY'Gareth Southgate sticks out a mile in public life because he is thoughtful, intelligent, generous, courageous and humane.' SATHNAM SANGHERAEngland manager Gareth Southgate has spent his career inspiring young people to think positively and reach their best, from the England men's and Under-21 team to his work with the Prince's Trust. ____________________YOU have the potential to make ANYTHING POSSIBLE.
In this hugely positive and helpful book for readers aged 12 and up, Gareth gives YOU the tools to be confident, resilient and to overcome your own challenges for your exciting journey ahead, wherever it takes you. BE BRAVEBravery is not just the kind of heroic act that earns a medal. It's the quality we need to step out of our comfort zones and take on new challenges.
BE KINDA force for good that comes from the heart, kindness changes lives. It opens up opportunities and can be our greatest strength. FOLLOW YOUR DREAMSWe all have a story to tell in life.
It's down to us what it will be about. So, let's begin writing YOUR STORY - and make it one that truly shines. ____________________'Inspirational and honest - just like the man himself.' BEAR GRYLLS'An inspirational book' THE SUN'It really is a great book ...
lots of really nice tips for confidence, staying strong, glass-half-full mentality, what makes a good team' CHRIS MOYLES'I feel that the lessons you're sharing, the wisdom that you're sharing, has relevance for all of us, whether football fans or non-football fans. And that's because these are some quite core lessons for life' DR RANGAN CHATTERJEE'Southgate's analytical mind is stamped across the pages of the book; his meticulousness, his love of clarity and process. He offers tips and life lessons - focus on what you can control, do not compare yourself with others, dare to try even if it means slipping up.
The tone is easy, upbeat and the messages are drummed home gently, always linking to one another ... what shines through is the warmth and inclusivity of his leadership style.' THE GUARDIAN.
During a playing career spanning 500 senior appearances, Gareth Southgate captained both Aston Villa and Middlesbrough to League Cup final success, whilst also leading out the latter in a major European Cup final in the last game of his career. Gareth represented England 57 times, including the heart-breaking semi-final match in Euro '96 when his missed penalty saw England lose to Germany. After his playing career, Gareth took managerial roles at Middlesbrough and the England Under 21s. In 2016, Gareth was appointed England manager of the senior men's team. In 2018 he guided the Three Lions to the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia, England's most successful result at a World Cup tournament in decades. In 2018 he received an OBE and was awarded Coach of the Year at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. In 2019 he was awarded the Football Writers' Association Tribute Award. Off the pitch, as a Goodwill Ambassador for The Prince's Trust, Gareth has supported the Trust's Future Leaders programme, which helps give young people skills in leadership and teamwork. For the FA, Gareth has authored the We Only Do Positive handbook, a resource for coaches and parents of young players highlighting the importance of positive values and behaviours such as fairness, integrity, inclusion and leadership. .