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The Football Manager

A History

By Neil Carter

Series Editor: J A Mangan, Boria Majumdar

Routledge – 2006 – 216 pages

Series: Sport in the Global Society

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    978-0-415-37539-9
    January 31st 2006
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    978-0-415-37538-2
    February 10th 2006

Description

This clear and accessible book is the first in-depth history of the role of the football manager in British football, tracing a path from Victorian-era amateurism to the highly paid motivational specialists and media personalities of the twenty-first century.

Using original source materials, the book traces the changing character and function of the football manager, covering:

  • the origins of football management – club secretaries and early pioneers
  • the impact of post-war social change – the advent of the football business
  • television and the new commercialism
  • contemporary football – specialisation and the influence of foreign managers and management practices
  • the future of football management.

The Football Manager fully explores the historical context of these changes. It examines the influence of Britain's traditionally pragmatic and hierarchical business management culture on British football, and in doing so provides a new and broader perspective on a unique management role and a unique way of life.

Contents

1. The Origins of Football Management 2. The Pioneers, 1880-1914 3. 'Organising Victory': Herbert Chapman and Football Management Modernity 4. The Emergence of the Football Manager, 1918-1939 5. The Modernisation of Football Management, 1945-1970 6. Managers in the Television Age, 1970-1992 7. The 'Postmodern' Football Manager? 8. What Difference Does a Football Manager Make? Conclusion. Appendix. Index

Name: The Football Manager: A History (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Neil CarterSeries Editor: J A Mangan, Boria Majumdar. This clear and accessible book is the first in-depth history of the role of the football manager in British football, tracing a path from Victorian-era amateurism to the highly paid motivational specialists and media personalities of the twenty-first...
Categories: Sport and Leisure Studies, Sports History, Sports Management, Football