The Damned Utd - David Peace
You are either going to love or hate this book...I loved it. For those of a certain age and for those who enjoyed a certain period in English football (before the real big money got a hold) Clough stands as a controversial legend. This book looks at his time as Leeds United Manager in 1974 a reign that only lasted a matter of days, he was hated by the players and most of the Leeds board (so why the hell did they ever appoint him?)This story is told alongside Clough's rise and fall with Derby County. It is essentially the story of a flawed genius, a paranoid alcoholic, and a television legend. In David Peace’s hand Clough the legend comes alive so read and live once again a great time in English football with some truly great characters.