A repackaged and fully updated version of Rees's bestselling biography Wenger: The Making of a Legend, which has become an authority on the story of Wenger's life and work.
Arsene Wenger has made a science of football management and turned his players into artists. A surprise appointment at Arsenal FC when he arrived in 1996 and now the most established manager in English football, Wenger managed to convert a sceptical, entrenched footballing culture to his modern way of thinking.
In this newly updated biography, Jasper Rees uncovers the true story behind this deeply private man, having been granted unprecedented access to Wenger's friends and family, players and rivals. Rees shows how Wenger's revolutionary ideas on psychology, diet and fitness were shaped by his own experience - from childhood in Alsace, to his days as a player and coach in France and Japan.
Wenger has survived smears and scandal, taken his club to a new stadium and transformed Arsenal into a European powerhouse, all the while sticking to his principles of nurturing youth and raising the 'beautiful game' to previously unimagined heights.
About the Author
Jasper Rees began his career as a football reporter in Milan. He has written for many publications including the Times and the Telegraph.
"Fascinating" - The Times "An enthralling and insightful account of this intensely private man" - Tony Adams "The best yet" -The Mirror "One of the best insights into Wenger" - Independent "Gripping" - Guardian "A good insight into how and why he became what he is today - as good as it is because it has been researched by obtaining unprecedented access to Wenger's circle of friends and colleagues" - Arsenal-World.co.uk "Enjoyable and informative." - ArsenalAmerica.com
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st June 2014
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 2