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The Resource Living on the volcano, Michael Calvin

Living on the volcano, Michael Calvin

Label
Living on the volcano
Title
Living on the volcano
Statement of responsibility
Michael Calvin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Award-winning sports journalist Michael Calvin takes a look at what makes football managers tick. What shapes them? How and why do they do their job? Charts the progess of more than 20 managers, in different circumstances and different phases of their career.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Calvin, Mike
Dewey number
  • 796.3340922
  • 796.3'34'0922
  • 796.3340922
Index
index present
LC call number
GV943.9
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soccer managers
  • Soccer
  • Sport
  • Biography: sport
  • Sports management & facilities
  • Football (Soccer, Association football)
  • Sporting events & management
Summary expansion
*SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2015*A man punches the wall in a strategic show of anger. Another complains he has become a stranger to those he loves. A third relies on "my three a day: coffee, Nurofen and a bottle of wine." Yet another admits he is an oddity, who would prefer to be working in cricket. A fifth describes his professional life as "a circus". These are football managers, live and uncut. Arsene Wenger likens the job to "living on a volcano: any day may be your last". He speaks with the authority of being the longest serving manager in the English game, having been at Arsenal for 17 years. The average lifespan of a Football League manager is 17 months. Fifty three managers, across all four Divisions, were sacked, or resigned, in the 2012-13 season. There were fifty seven managerial changes in the 2013-14 season. What makes these men tick? They are familiar figures, who rarely offer anything more than a glimpse into their personal and professional lives. What shapes them? How and why do they do their job? Award-winning writer Michael Calvin provides the answers.Insecurity is a unifying factor, but managers at different levels face different sets of problems. Depending on their status, they are dealing with multi-millionaires, or mortgage slaves. Living on the Volcano charts the progress of more than 20 managers, in different circumstances and in different phases of their career. Some, like Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez, are at the peak of their profession. Others, like Chris Hughton, Brian McDermott and Gary Waddock, have been sacked, and are seeking a way back into the game. They offer a unique insight into a trade which is prone to superficial judgement and savage swings in fortune. Management requires ruthlessness and empathy, idealism and cunning. Stories overlap, experiences intermingle, and myths are exposed
Label
Living on the volcano, Michael Calvin
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0023900045
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 434 pages
Isbn
9781780893273
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Living on the volcano, Michael Calvin
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0023900045
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 434 pages
Isbn
9781780893273
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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