Barney Ronay

Barney Ronay writes about sport for The Guardian where he has had a Saturday column for the last six years and is also a regular on the Football Weekly podcast. He has written several books about sport, including Any Chance of A Game? and the award-winning The ManagerThe Absurd Ascent of The Most Important Man in Football, plus some earlier titles with big writing and lots of pictures that he doesn’t like to talk about.  His most recent book is the much-admired How Football (Nearly) Came Home:  Adventures in Putin’s World Cup which was published in 2018 by HarperCollins.