Making his debut in 1966 at the tender age of 16, Joe Royle was Everton’s youngest-ever player and became a legend in the blue half of Liverpool. By 1974, when he joined Manchester City, his 102 goals had helped the Toffees to a league title and an FA Cup Final.
Capped by England six times, Joe won the 1976 League Cup with Manchester City before playing for Bristol City and Norwich City. However, in 1982 his playing career came to a premature end because of a knee injury. Still passionate about the game, Joe threw himself into football management and in his first job he took Oldham Athletic into the old First Division, a League Cup Final and two FA Cup Semi-Finals.
Always a straight-talker, here Joe Royle gives an honest account of his life; from his young days as a player to his current role as manager of Ipswich, this book captures the spirit of the man and his incredible career.