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From Delhi to the Den

Forbes delved into the murky world of North Korea and how their football team was allowed to travel to Japan, despite sanctions, with Stephen Constantine’s account of the atmosphere in North Korea showing the contrast with the one in Japan.

A short video on the life and times of Stephen, football's most travelled manager: http://www.decoubertin.co.uk/blog/the-life-and-ti...

On the Brink

In the Irish Times, Michael Walker looks ahead to the Manchester derby and the differences in Manchester City before and after the Shinawatra takeover as highlighted in Simon Hughes’ book, On the Brink.

Russian Winters

Sky Sports NewsThe Daily Telegraph, the Manchester Evening NewsESPN, the Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror and the Independent all spoke to Andrei Kanchelskis ahead of the Manchester derby, with Andrei giving is views on both Pep and Jose. 

There to be Shot At

Sam Wallace of the Telegraph chatted to Tony Coton about the battle of the Manchester Goalkeepers.

The Duellists

Oliver Kay from the Times looked into the history of the rivalry of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, referencing The Duellists.

Steve Busfield from the International Business Times compared Pep and Jose fierce rivalry in Spain to the lukewarm one in Manchester.

Paolo spoke to Graham Hunter about their time covering Barcelona and Madrid and Pep and Jose in Spain for the Big Interview

Green Shoots

'Green Shoots by Michael Walker a typically in-depth and diligently reported trip through Irish soccer on both sides of the Border by one of the best in the business' - The Irish Times

The Irish Daily Star chatted to Michael Walker about his new book, Green Shoots.

Why We Write - Tim Rich

Tim Rich is the ghost writer for Ron Atkinson's The Manager and Andrei Kanchelskis' Russian Winters. Here, Tim talked to us about that experience.  The writing I do is pre-figured by the word ‘ghost’. The first two books I have written for deCoubertin have seen me in front of a keyboard for hours upon end and [...]

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Why We Write - Andrei Kanchelskis

Russian Winters tells the story of Andrei Kanchelskis, the only man to have scored in a Manchester, Merseyside and Glasgow derby. Here Andrei describes what made him want to write his new autobiography. My new book, called Russian Winters, is my third and they were all done for different reasons. When I was still a Manchester United [...]

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Special Offer: Save a Tenner!

We have another cracking website on our online store over this weekend. If you spend over £30 on any order then we will automatically deduct £10 off your bill at checkout! If you are looking for Christmas gifts for the family, this is your place...

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Out today: Ron Atkinson: The Manager

 deCoubertin Books are delighted to announce publication of the autobiography of legendary football manager, Ron Atkinson, today.deCoubertin Books customers who order directly via our website by midnight Sunday will save 33% on the cover price.Atkinson is one of English football’s most recognisable and popular characters, having been involved in management for a quarter of a [...]

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Ron Atkinson Memoir Out This Autumn

deCoubertin Books will publish the memoirs of legendary football manager, Ron Atkinson, this autumn. Atkinson is one of English football’s most recognisable and popular characters, having been involved in management for a quarter of a century.He remains the only Englishman to have won major trophies with three different clubs:Manchester United, Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa. At West Bromwich Albion, he was one of [...]

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