From 1958-75 Billy McNeill was at the heart of everything Celtic did. An uncompromising but fair centre half, he captained the club for twelve hugely successful years. Later in his life he returned for two more periods as Celtic manager, winning the undying support of the club's legion of fans for his complete commitment to the cause. In this remarkable autobiography, he recalls the glory days of the Lisbon Lions alongside Bobby Lennox and Jimmy Johnstone; playing for Scotland with Billy Bremner and Denis Law; coming to England as a manager; and reveals just how good a babysitter Kenny Dalglish was. Told with great humour and intelligence, this is a fascinating story from one of Scotland's greatest heroes.
Billy McNeill made his debut for Celtic in 1958 and went on to make 790 appearances for the club, winning 23 trophies including the 1967 European Cup, before retiring in 1975. He won 29 caps for Scotland. Subsequently, he twice managed Celtic, winning eight trophies in nine years. He also managed Aberdeen, Manchester City and Aston Villa. He died in April 2019.