This Is the One

This Is the One by Daniel Taylor

Sir Alex Ferguson: The Uncut Story of a Football Genius

Format: Paperback / softback, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9781845133542
Publisher: Aurum Press
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This is the One is a fascinating insight into the mindset and winning temperament of the recently retired Sir Alex Ferguson, the most success manager in English football. When This Is The One was first published in 2007 it was hailed by Michael Crick as 'one of the all-time Manchester United classics' and featured by The Times in their quest to find the 'Best Ever 50 Sports Books'.

Written over the course of two eventful and controversial seasons, it offers a unique portrait of Sir Alex Ferguson from Daniel Taylor’ s position behind the scenes as a football writer covering  Manchester United  for the Guardian.

During the 2005-06 season, Taylor  saw Ferguson at one of the lowest ebbs of his quarter of a century in charge, with a failing team, explosive fallouts with Roy Keane and Ruud van Nistelrooy, a disenchanted fan-base and speculation that he might be forced out of the job. The season that followed demonstrated why Ferguson  deserves to be seen as  the greatest manager the modern game has produced, with Manchester United  deposing Chelsea as Premier League champions and eventually seeing off José Mourinho. Ferguson would later call it the 'greatest achievement' of his time at England’ s biggest football club.

This Is The One is the close-up, warts-and-all account of what happened during those two helterskelter seasons – the excruciating lows and the exhilarating highs. It is also a fascinating exploration of the many different  facets of Ferguson himself, from his infamous 'hairdryer' treatment to the softer, more humane side of the most successful manager in the business.

Daniel Taylor has been the Guardian's Manchester United correspondent since 2000. He is the author of two books on Sir Alex Ferguson, This Is the One: The Uncut Story of a Football Genius, and Squeaky Bum Time: The Wit and Wisdom of Sir Alex Ferguson. He supports Nottingham Forest and brought out his first book, Deep Into the Forest, in 2005.
Format: Paperback / softback, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9781845133542
Size: 5.079 in x 7.756 in / 129 mm x 197 mm
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`Taylor offers a fine account of this fascinating period in (Ferguson's) career'

‘Invaluable and engrossing’

'An excellent and affectionate portrayal of Ferguson'

`Taylor offers a fine account of this fascinating period in (Ferguson's) career'

‘ Invaluable and engrossing’

‘ For anybody who wants to know more about the enigma that is Fergie, they should read this book’

'An excellent and affectionate portrayal of Ferguson'