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Revie: Revered and Reviled


by Richard Sutcliffe


Don Revie remains, more than two decades on from his untimely death at the age of just 61, one of football’s most controversial and complex characters.

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After a playing career that brought plaudits and the prestigious Footballer of the Year award, Revie moved into management with Leeds United in 1961. By the time he left Elland Road to take charge of the England national team 13 years later, he had built one of the best teams English football had ever seen. Hailed as one of the most innovative managers of his generation, Revie was named England Manager of the Year in 1969, 70 and 72.

Yet despite winning two league titles, an FA Cup, two European trophies and a League Cup, Leeds were hated outside their own city. Later, he would be banned for 10 years by the FA for walking out on England to accept a lucrative job in the Middle East before tragically dying from motor neurone disease.

Through the eyes of those who knew him best – family, friends, team-mates, players, colleagues and even a member of the Royal Family – ‘Revie….Revered and Reviled’ tells how a child born in Middlesbrough in the depression-hit 1920s rose to the very top as both a player and manager. This official biography provides an insight into one of the game’s most intriguing and misunderstood figures, giving the inside story on how it went so right in Leeds but so wrong with England.

Reviews and related articles

The Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2010
The Daily Telegraph’s Henry Winter has singled out Richard Sutcliffe’s Revie: Revered and Reviled as one of the ‘must read Christmas sport titles’, describing it as a ‘superb new book [that] benefits immensely from access to Revie’s family, bringing co…

The York Press, 13th November 2010
The biography includes some intriguing stories, including one from former FA president Earl of Harewood about plots to replace Revie as England boss…The book’s foreword was written by Kevin Keegan and there are contributions from numerous ex-Leeds st…

Simon Mullock, Daily Mirror, 12th November 2010
After reading ‘Revie — Revered and Reviled’ — a brilliant book written by Richard Sutcliffe it is clear to see that the Leeds legend as been badly misunderstood. It is a biography that has been authorised by the Revie family in a bid to put…

Keighley News, 8th November 2010
Sutcliffe provides a fresh insight into the man and reveals facets of his character not seen by the public.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus, 23rd October 2010
it is an enlightening read that goes a long way to changing some of our prejudices now we know both sides of the tale.


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