Patrick Barclay

Patrick Barclay is one of the UK’s most highly respected journalists and writers. Former Chief Football Commentator for The Times and Sports Journalist of the Year, he previously worked for The Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent and The Observer. In 2005, Patrick wrote the critically acclaimed and extremely successful Mourinho: Anatomy of a Winner (Orion), which was updated and republished in 2011. More recently, he wrote Football – Bloody Hell!: The Biography of Alex Ferguson for Yellow Jersey. Barclay has travelled widely, covering seven World Cups, eight European Championships, and four African Nations Cups. Barclay was educated in Dundee and is a lifelong supporter of Dundee FC. He lives in London and his latest book, The Life and Times of Herbert Chapman was published by Weidenfeld and Nicholson in January 2014. It was shortlisted for the Football Book of the Year at the Cross British Sports Book Awards 2015.  A fully revised and updated edition of Mourinho: Anatomy of a Winner was published in September 2015. Paddy’s most recent book is a masterful biography of Matt Busby, which Ebury published in September 2017. It was shortlisted for the Cross Football Book of the Year at the Sports Book of the Year awards 2017. (DL)