If you’ve ever fancied getting into the coaching side of the game, whether it be simply to help your kids team out or perhaps it’s the starting point of a long career in the game, it’s worth reading this book as an introduction.
The planning for this piece, including the thoughts of our two guest contributors, began long before the events of late September and the removal of Sam Allardyce from his position as England manager after just 67 days and one game in charge.
At the time of writing, Living on the Volcano: The Secrets of Surviving as a Football Manager, the latest book by the author and journalist Michael Calvin, has a single one star rating on Amazon (the rest being fours and fives).
I’ve seen and heard quite a bit from John Cartwright over the past 18 months or so, ever since he became chairman of the London Football Coaches Association, and so regularly speaks at their events. Anyone who has seen John speak or coach will be aware of his huge passion, not only for football, but for coaching the game.