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Ron Returns with 'The Manager'

22 November 2016

Club shop takes stock of Big Ron's autobiography- come along and meet the Manor star in person.

The Oxford United Club Shop has now taken stock of the new autobiography from one of the club's greatest ever captains.

Ron Atkinson is one of English football's most recognisable and popular characters, having been involved in management for a quarter of a century. It all started for Ron as a player at the Manor, captaining the side and leading from the front as the club rose from the Southern League to the modern day Championship 

He remains the only Englishman to have won major trophies as Manager with three different clubs: Manchester United, Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa. In 'The Manager' Ron Atkinson delves into the highs and lows of an extraordinary career that took him from non-league football to Old Trafford's theatre of dreams in the space of seven years.  With detailed portraits of the men he worked with and against, including Bryan Robson, Paul McGrath, Sir Alex Ferguson and Dwight Yorke, Atkinson also discusses the rise of the foreign footballer; the decline of the English manager and what it is like to sing live at Ronnie Scott's.

Copies of 'The Manager' are now available in the club shop and we are pleased to announce that Ron will be our guest for the home game against Gillingham tomorrow, where he will be signing copies of the book and chatting to fans in the shop.

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