The Manager

  • by Mike Carson
  • Narrated by Kyle Munley
  • 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the post room to the board room, everyone thinks they can be the manager. But how do you manage outrageous talent? What do you do to inspire loyalty from your players? How do you turn around a team in crisis? What’s the best way to build long-term success? How can you lead calmly under pressure?
The issues are the same whether you’re managing a Premier League football team or an FTSE 100 company.
Here, for the first time, some 30 of the biggest names in football management reveal just what it takes. With their every decision, remark, skill, and success or failure under constant scrutiny from the media and the fans, these managers need to be the most adroit of leaders. In The Manager they explain their methods, give examples of lessons they’ve learned along the way, and describe the decisions they make and the leadership they provide.
Each chapter tackles a key leadership issue for managers in any walk of life and, in their own words, shows how the experts deal with the challenges they face in an abnormally high-pressure environment. Offering valuable lessons for business leaders and fascinating behind-the-scenes insights for football fans, The Manager is an honest, accessible and unprecedented look at the day-to-day work of these high-profile characters and the world of top-level football management.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Decent content. Abysmal narration.

What disappointed you about The Manager?

A narrator who mispronounced names with shocking regularity. Bobby Carlton (not Charlton) Sow-ness (not Souness) Paris Saint Ger-main (not ger-man) keltic (not Sell-tic). Awful!


Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Kyle Munley?

Anyone who knows the first thing about football!


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger- there is someone who has been deprived of a narrating job.


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- Martin S.

You cannot be serious

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Getting somebody with a british accent that can pronounce the names of clubs and players. An American with no football knowledge, not an inspired choice.


Would you recommend The Manager to your friends? Why or why not?

Absolutely not. The worst audio book I've ever listened to. Whoever made the decision to allow that guy to narrate should be sacked now.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

Couldn't pronounce a single club or players name properly. It was extremely annoying to start with but I began to laugh in the end but it ruined the book completely.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Manager?

All of them read by this guy who has the kind of voice a hypnotist would die for.


Any additional comments?

Please redo the book with a british narrator.

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- gary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-08-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury