THE DAMNED UTD by David Peace
In 1974 the brilliant and controversial Brian Clough made perhaps his most eccentric decision: he accepted the position of Leeds United manager. A successor to Don Revie, his bitter adversary, Clough was to last just 44 days.
In one of the most acclaimed British novels of recent years – subsequently made into a film starring Michael Sheen – David Peace takes us into the mind and thoughts of Ol’ Big ‘Ead himself and brings vividly to life one of football’s most complex and fascinating characters.
(Publisher: Faber & Faber. Main edition April 2007. Paperback: 368 pages)