Wednesday November 25, 2020

Detailed study of England’s quiet man

Sir Alf, by Leo McKinstry, Harper Sport, €27.70.

3rd June, 2006

Sir Alf, by Leo McKinstry, Harper Sport, €27.70.

Lest we ever forget (how could we?) England won the World Cup at Wembley 40 years ago this July. Yet in contrast to the loud, brash over-the-top manner in which we are constantly reminded of their Wembley victory, the man who led them to the title was quiet, dignified and reserved, almost to the point of being rude.

Alf Ramsey is quite possibly England’s greatest ever manager....

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