Ebury Press has signed the autobiography of football manager Harry Redknapp in a two-book deal.
Deputy publisher Andrew Goodfellow signed a deal for world rights through Phil Smith at First Artist and Peter Storrie. The title is being ghosted by sports journalist Martin Samuel.
Goodfellow said: “‘Harry is a one-off and his autobiography is a true classic. Funny, honest and insightful, his story is like a history of the game itself over the last 50 years. From learning the game as a kid in East End streets, queuing to see Arsenal with his dad, playing with Bobby Moore at West Ham to his rise as a manager from the likes of Bournemouth to becoming the people’s choice to lead the national team, Harry has seen it all. This will be the most entertaining read of the Autumn.”
The title follows Redknapp’s career including his time at Oxford City to "the unbeatable highs of the Premiership, lifting the FA Cup and taking on Real Madrid in the Champion’s League”.
Redknapp said: “It’s been fun looking back and getting a few things off my chest. There’s a lot to tell. I’ve tried to entertain and be as open as possible and I’m looking forward to working with Ebury to make this a big success."
Ebury will publish in October as a £20 hardback.