VGC.Michael Joseph,1994.First UK edition-first printing.Black hardback(light shelf wear on the cover and worn on the edges,gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj(two tears on the edges of the Dj cover,small creases,scratches and nick on the Dj cover),both in VGC.Illustrated with b/w photos.Nice and clean pages with two small marks and nick on the outer edges,some creases and nick on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC with light shelf wear on the cover and Dj cover(the top edge of the front Dj cover is sellotaped down).472pp including index.Price un-clipped.Heavy book. This is another paragraph Product Description: This autobiography of Terry Venables, one of the most charismatic and colourful characters in English football traces his life from growing up in Dagenham, Essex, the son of an English docker and a Welsh mother. Venables is among the game's most successful players and managers and was chief executive of Tottenham Hotspur FC until his controversial sacking by the chairman of the club, Amstrad boss Alan Sugar. Venables grew up in Dagenham, Essex, the son of an English docker and a Welsh mother. He began playing football professionally at the age of 17, and remains the only player to have been capped at every level from schoolboy to international. At 32 he embarked on his managing career, first at Crystal Palace, then at QPR, Barcelona and Spurs, guiding each team to victories and establishing a reputation as the sport's best coach. At Spurs he rescued the club from being bought by Robert Maxwell and later brought in fellow East Ender, Alan Sugar, as financial saviour and chairman. But the fans' dream combination of Venables and Sugar went disastrously wrong, and Sugar ousted Venables from the club, with bitter recriminations on both sides. Terry Venables' autobiography describes the enterprise of running a football club and also tells the inside story of the power struggle between Sugar and Venables. Venables, too, as one of football's most astute commentators, gives a real insight into the national game and discusses his experiences working with some of its greatest players and managers, from Gascoigne to Docherty. He also describes his many other interests outside football, including his business running nightclubs and pubs - and even his little-known singing career.