This definitive football book is being re-published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the appointment of Jock Stein as Celtic's legendary manager. Archie Macpherson's critically acclaimed and best-selling biography reappraises Jock Stein's career and looks closely at the personality of the man whose shrewdness and cunning stamped him eventually with greatness. In examining the strengths and weaknesses of this major figure, Macpherson's compelling narrative will nevertheless lead no-one to doubt the sincerity of Bill Shankly's ultimate accolade to Stein in 1967: 'John, you are immortal now.'
Archie Macpherson has been a reporter and commentator in six World Cup Finals and four Olympic Games. He left the BBC in 1990 and has since broadcast for Eurosport and Scottish Television. He is the author of Flower of Scotland? (1995), Blue and Green (1989) and Action Replays (1991).