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Carlo Ancelotti Written by Carlo Ancelotti and Alessandro Alciato, Foreword by Paolo Maldini
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Carlo Ancelotti: The Beautiful Game of an Ordinary Genius

Written by Carlo Ancelotti and Alessandro Alciato, Foreword by Paolo Maldini

  • October 19, 2010
  • eBook
  • Sports & Recreation - Soccer
  • Rizzoli
  • $25.00
  • $29.95
  • 978-0-8478-3558-4

About This Book

The entertaining, revealing, and controversial bestselling autobiography of one of the most respected figures in the world of soccer. Carlo Ancelotti is one of only six people to have won the Champions League—European soccer’s most coveted trophy—as both player and coach. After a successful career playing for several of the most important teams in Italy—and for the Italian national team—Ancelotti went on to become one of the most acclaimed and outspoken coaches in European football, managing Italian giants Parma, Juventus, and Milan before moving to Chelsea, one of the Premier League’s most successful clubs, in 2009. The book moves from anecdotes of his life growing up in Reggio Emilia to stories of his time playing among the best footballers in the world. With a characteristic mixture of sharp insight and humor, Ancelotti explores the differences between the Italian and the English games, shares his thoughts on soccer’s future with the MLS in America, and reflects on the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. With a preface by the legendary former captain of the Italian national team, Paolo Maldini, this book is at once a tactician’s bible from one of the world’s most celebrated footballing minds, the fascinating story of an ordinary man reaching great heights, and in part a revealing tell-all from an outspoken insider in the cut-throat world of European soccer. The perfect book for anyone with a passion for the beautiful game.

About the Author

Carlo Ancelotti won championships as a player with Roma and A.C. Milan, and was a coach for Reggiana, Parma, Juventus, and A.C. Milan before moving in 2009 to London to manage Chelsea F.C. Paolo Maldini is one of the world’s most famous players. He has played under Ancelotti with A.C. Milan and alongside him on the Italian national team.

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Carlo Ancelotti

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Alessandro Alciato

Reviews

  • "The book’s a riot; frank, anecdotal, dripping with hilarious self-deprecation..." ~Jonathan Northcroft, Sunday Times (UK)

    "hugely entertaining" ~Henry Winter, Daily Telegraph (UK)

    "smart and surprising" ~Paul Doyle, Guardian (UK)

    "For those with an interest in football (soccer), for those with an interest in a well told tale, 'Carlo Ancelotti' by 'Carlo Ancelotti' with Alessandro Alciato (Rizzoli New York, $25.00, 264 pages, 35 photographs) fits the bill. The former star player, the famed coach of top teams in Italy and England, the outspoken Ancelotti touches all bases in this illuminating autobiography. There is something to learn on each page about 'the beautiful game' and the man some call 'the ordinary genius'." ~Frommer Luxury Travel

    "For the first time in English, Ancelotti's autobiography, Carlo Ancelotti: The Beautiful Games of an Ordinary Genius, released yesterday. The book offers candid insight on the difference between the Italian and English games. Ancelotti's playing days at Parma, Roma and Milan are well covered, as are his recent managerial triumphs. Friend, and former teammate, Palo Maldini offers the forword."~Selectism

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