The life and times of Jack Charlton, World Cup winner with England and the greatest figurehead in the history of Irish soccer, are remembered by his wife and family, his friends and teammates, and former players at Middlesborough, Sheffield Wednesday and the Republic of Ireland. With foreword by Big Jack himself.
As one of the true legends of Irish and English football, Jack Charlton was a man both loved and feared, but now the people who have lived with him all of his life introduce the real 'Big Jack' in this brilliant authorised biography which is presented in a foreword by Jack himself. For the first time Jack's wife and family, his teammates as a World Cup winner with England in 1966, and his players during his management years with Middlesborough, Sheffield Wednesday, Newcastle and Ireland tell their stories of the man who dominated their lives. Graeme Souness, Chris Waddle and Peter Beardsley amongst others, are joined by Mick McCarthy, Niall Quinn and the greatest footballers who played under Jack for 10 years as Ireland's team boss.This is the most personable, inviting and intimate account of Jack Charlton's life, and the book contains photographs published for the first time from Jack and Pat Charlton's personal collection. 'Jack Charlton: The Authorised Biography' is written by former Daily Mail Northern Football Correspondent, Colin Young.