The Manager by Mike Carson and Harry's Games by John Crace – review
Richard Williams on the changing role of football's denizens of the dugoutAt five o'clock on a Saturday afternoon in the middle of last month, Arsène Wenger was officially an idiot, an imbecile, an impotent shell of a once mighty figure.In their first match of the new Premier League season, his Arsenal team had been badly beaten on their home ground by a young and generally unrated Aston Villa side. Boos were heard around the ground, the phone-ins and chatrooms seethed with anger, and the next morning's back pages blazed with headlines reflecting the profound dissatisfaction felt by the club's most ardent supporters.The following Wednesday, the same squad and their manager travelled to Istanbul, where they played Fenerbahce in a qualifying ...
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