A Pre-Publication Review for ‘Louis van Gaal: Dutch Courage’

Posted: December 3, 2014 in Coming Soon, Dutch Courage, Fergie's Finest, Other Writing by AJ Kirby, Pride of All Europe, Sportswriting

Guy Mankowski, author of the fantastic ‘post-punk’ novel How I Left the National Grid, has provided me with this excellent early review of my forthcoming book Louis van Gaal: Dutch Courage:

vang“From Ajax to Man United, via Bayern Munich, Andrew J Kirby plots the rise of this indomitable, complex figure with verve and great insight.

Despite not being a Manchester United fan, Van Gaal’s extreme personality has long intrigued me. Kirby captures it on the page with an uncanny accuracy.

This book is exhaustively researched, and offers great psychological insights into the man, as well as the world of football. Most books about football are poor – Kirby’s is an exception, and is written with a ferocious intellect that matches its subject matter.

A must-read for fans of United, and those of us interested in this colossus of football.”


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