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Bill Shankly: It's Much More Important Than That: The Biography

Stephen F. Kelly

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From the publisher:

'Football is not just a matter of life and death: it's much more important than that' - Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly was without doubt among the greatest football managers of the post-war era and his life story is an inspiring read for anyone interested in the sport. To football fans everywhere, Bill Shankly was far more than just a manager: he was a folk hero whose legend still dominates the game. Shankly took Liverpool FC from Second Division obscurity and helped create the legend that became the Anfield of Keegan, Hughes, Toshack and Heighway.

With his impertinent questions, blunt observations and appreciation of life, Bill Shankly's wit, down-to-earth wisdom and sheer determination set a standard that holds good to this day. This full and frank biography tells his larger-than-life story and is an inspiring tribute to one of football's most enduring heroes.

From the author:

Stephen F. Kelly has written more than 20 books including a number on Liverpool Football Club. These include: You'll Never Walk Alone: The Official History of Liverpool FC, Liverpool In Europe, The Kop (updated and reprinted half a dozen times), The Boot Room Boys and biographies of Bill Shankly (reprinted seven times), Kenny Dalglish (updated three times), Graeme Souness and Gerard Houllier.

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Virgin Books
18 x 11 cm
Paperback
352 pages
January 1997
English
9780753500033