A truly definitive biography of one of the most influential managers in the history of British football and the first British manager, in 1967, to win the European Cup. By the time of his death at the side of a pitch in 1985 he had become a legend. He redesigned the landscape of the Scottish game as the great innovator, and successfully exported his values outside the country when European football was in the grip of an ice-age of defensive negativity. This compelling biography reappraises Stein's career and looks closely at the personality of the man whose shrewdness and cunning stamped him with greatness. The author worked his entire professional life as a contemporary of Stein and travelled the world with him. He was present at nearly all of the great triumphs associated with the Celtic and Scotland manager.