Football wisdom for Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury has acquired a business and sport title which contains kernels of wisdom from football managers including Sir Alex Ferguson.

Sports and Wisden publisher Charlotte Atyeo bought world all languages rights in the title, The Manager: Inside the Minds of Football's Leaders by Mike Carson, from Charlie Brotherstone at A M Heath. It will be published to appeal to both football fans and business leaders in August 2013, just ahead of the start of the football season.

Atyeo said: "It will take in broad-sweeping management issues that also apply to football, such as managing outrageous talent, and balancing the needs of different characters."

The book consists of exclusive interviews with different high-profile managers, including Ferguson, Sam Allardyce and Mick McCarthy.