Roberto Mancini - A Footballing Life: The Full Story
UK Publication September 2012
From the author of the bestselling Messi and Ronaldo, a revealing and very readable biography of the Manchester City manager.
When Manchester City’s owners appointed Roberto Mancini in late 2009, the message was clear: this was the man who would overtake the Blues’ illustrious neighbours and restore the club to the pinnacle of English football.
The former Italy playmaker swiftly repaid their faith, following up an FA Cup triumph in his first full season with the Premier League title – won in the most heartstopping fashion imaginable – to continue a success story that had taken him from early stardom in Bologna to back-to-back league titles as Inter Milan manager.
Now, renowned Italian sports writer Luca Caioli gives the full inside story of Mancini’s rollercoaster life in football – from his early days as a firebrand centre forward, through glory days with Sampdoria and Lazio, to his emergence as a charismatic, if controversial, pitch-side leader.
Featuring insights from those who know him best – including family members, former teammates and managers, as well as an exclusive interview with Mancini himself, it provides a unique and revealing portrait of the man behind the Blue revolution.
Luca Caioli is a renowned Italian sports journalist who crafted his reputation at L'Unita, Il Manifesto, La Repubblica, La Gazzetta dello Sporti and Rai 3 in Italy, ITV in Britain, and as chief editor of Euronews TV in France. He settled in Spain five years ago where he is correspondent for SKY Italia and writes for Il Corriere della Sera. He has also written bestselling biographies of footballers Ronaldinho and Zinedine Zidane.
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