25 episodes

From transfer windows to formations, from man-management to getting the sack. Craig Levein and Amy Irons explore what it takes to survive as a football manager.

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From transfer windows to formations, from man-management to getting the sack. Craig Levein and Amy Irons explore what it takes to survive as a football manager.

    Craig Levein Answers Your Questions

    Craig Levein Answers Your Questions

    To finish the series Craig answers your questions including - Do coaches encourage diving? What happens when players don't get on? & what is the worst game he's been involved in? Not only that but we hear all about what he did to get a 14 match ban and what it's like to hear the crowd singing "You don't know what you're doing!"

    • 41 min
    Bobby Gould on Cup Finals

    Bobby Gould on Cup Finals

    Just how did Bobby Gould mastermind the greatest FA Cup Final shock of all time? "The Gouldfather" takes us on a trip back to 1988 as Wimbledon battle the mighty Liverpool at Wembley. In a fantastic interview he recounts the characters of the Crazy Gang, how the Wimbledon chairman invented "bush tucker trials" decades before Ant & Dec and we hear how Bobby even bribed someone in an attempt to get every advantage possible.

    • 39 min
    Sammy McIlroy on Influences

    Sammy McIlroy on Influences

    Former Northern Ireland manager Sammy McIlroy is a Manchester United legend, he was the last player to be signed by Sir Matt Busby and went on to rack up over 400 appearances for the Old Trafford club. Sammy joins Craig and Amy to talk about those that impacted his career the most from the promise George Best made ahead of his debut to how it all ended under Ron Atkinson. Along the way we hear about the time Tommy Docherty picked himself for a match, the unique item that Big Ron had in his dressing room and whether the Northern Ireland job came too soon.

    • 44 min
    Craig Brown on Underdogs

    Craig Brown on Underdogs

    You are minutes away from the opening game of the 1998 World Cup, you are about to send a team out to face the mighty Brazil and everyone expects you to get hammered...what do you say to cut the atmosphere and calm the boys nerves? Legendary Scotland boss Craig Brown joins Amy Irons and Craig Levein to reveal just how he had his players laughing as they got ready to line up against the World Champions. Craig also tells the tale about how he sent home a very young Duncan Ferguson for breaking rules, how a misunderstanding led to both Ally McCoist and Alan McInally thinking they were starting a game at the World Cup and how a very wily Craig stopped his players flirting on a plane to America.

    • 41 min
    Simon Grayson on Getting a Job

    Simon Grayson on Getting a Job

    Former Preston North End, Leeds United and Sunderland gaffer Simon Grayson joins Craig and Amy to discuss how you go about getting a job as a football manager. He joins us fresh from a secret zoom job interview with a foreign club and reveals how it went, we hear how it's not uncommon to be offered a job when there is still a manager in the hot seat and what happened when as a player coach at Blackpool he went to the chairman to resign. All that plus we get the inside scoop on the Sunderland documentary plus just what Billy Bremner was like as a boss.

    • 44 min
    Ian Baraclough on International Management

    Ian Baraclough on International Management

    Michael O'Neill is one of Northern Ireland's best ever managers - so how do you follow that up? Current Northern Ireland Men's Head Coach Ian Baraclough joins Craig and Amy to discuss just that plus Craig reveals the lengths they would go to to discover if a player had a Scottish granny. Ian reveals that the international door isn't closed for one Northern Ireland striker and we hear the tale of Notts County defender Gary Strodder and his pre-match ritual!

    • 40 min

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