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1782438122
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9781782438120
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Red Glory: Manchester United and Me

Red Glory: Manchester United and Me

by Martin Edwards

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Overview

When Martin Edwards became chairman of Manchester United in 1980, the club's estimated worth was £2 million. When he retired two decades later, the club was valued at £1 billion. Under his expert business stewardship, Manchester United grew into one of the world's most recognized sporting brands. Martin shares a multitude of wonderful memories and amazing stories and revelations. He singled out Alex Ferguson as a future manager of the Reds and had the determination and courage to stand by his choice when everybody else was calling for his head. Martin Edwards oversaw his club as it achieved its greatest successes and dominated the sport. This autobiography of the former chairman and current life president is an extremely significant book on soccer’s most beloved club.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782438120
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Publication date: 11/01/2017
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Martin Edwards is a former chairman of Manchester United Football Club and current life president.\

Table of Contents

Foreword Peter Schmeichel 9

Introduction 15

1 Champagne Louis 17

2 Matt and Louis 26

3 On the Board 37

4 Tommy Doc 46

5 Share Dealings 52

6 Taking Over at the Top 59

7 Big Ron 73

8 My First Trophy 80

9 From Maxwell to Heysel 93

10 The Ten-Point Plan 99

11 Goodbye Ron, Hello Fergie 108

12 Fighting On All Fronts 120

13 Selling United 130

14 Seeds of Success 138

15 Floating United 144

16 Old Trafford Gets a Facelift 158

17 The Premiership Arrives 166

18 Cantona 176

19 Brand United 180

20 Victorious United 188

21 Kung-Fu Eric 194

22 'You Can't Win Anything With Kids' 198

23 The Legends That are and Might Have Been 210

24 A Warning to Alex 221

25 Murdoch and United 229

26 The Year of the Treble 237

27 Handing Over Power 250

28 Saying Goodbye 261

Afterword: My All-Time Greatest United Team 272

Appendix 1 Manchester United League Positions 1980-2003 277

Appendix 2 Profit and Turnover at Manchester United 1980-2003 300

Appendix 3 Major Honours at Manchester United 1980-2003 301

Picture Credits 302

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