The inside account of the season that transformed a youthful, inexperienced side into one of the most feared in Europe, in the process confirming their young manager as one of the brightest prospects of his generation. The 2000/2001 season was one of high drama both on and off the field: the trial of Lee Bowyer and Jonathan Woodgate dominated both headlines and players' thoughts alike; the #18 million signing of Rio Ferdinand broke the British transfer record; an incredible run of injuries to key players such as David Batty and Harry Kewell saw Leeds drop 20 points at home by Christmas and slump to 14th place in the table. But in Europe, O'Leary's young team had grown from boys to men. Leeds came through a group boasting Barcelona and AC Milan, and then one featuring Real Madrid and Lazio. And once O'Leary's side was restored to full strength, the team powered through the early months of 2001 towards their season's extraordinary climax: a high tension Premiership duel with Liverpool and a battle with Valencia for a place in the Champion's League final.
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David O'Leary was born in 1958. He played 719 games for Arsenal - a club record - and made 68 appearances for the Republic of Ireland. In '98 he succeeded George Graham as manager of Leeds United, and has guided the club to the Champions League semi-finals and the top flight of the Premiership.
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Book Description Little, Brown & Company, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0316860654
Book Description Little, Brown & Company, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110316860654