Leicester City FC book to G2 Entertainment

Leicester City FC book to G2 Entertainment

G2 Entertainment is to "rush-release" The Immortals: The Story of Leicester City’s Premier League Season 2015/16 to be published "just days" after Leicester City's final match against Chelsea on 15th May.

The book will be written by “legendary” football writer Harry Harris with a foreword by either manager Claudio Ranieri or one of the “star” players. It will be the “fairy tale” account of how Leicester City rose from the "very bottom" of the league in the previous season to "triumph against all odds".

“Under the calm managership of Claudio Ranieri, the East Midlands club stunned football supporters by topping the toughest league in the world despite not having a recognised superstar in the team”, the publisher has said.

According to the publisher, the book will be a prequel to striker Jamie Vardy’s memoirs, for which he was reportedly paid a £250,000 advance.

Harris said: "The Immortals tells the story of the most unlikely Premier League season of all time, arguably the most amazing season ever. Not just the games, but behind the scenes, what the players, manager, owners, everyone connected to the club, and most especially the fans, all had to say about the what has been universally hailed as a footballing 'miracle'.

"This is not just a ‘scrapbook’ of everything encapsulated in one single season belonging to one individual club.  This is a story loved and cherished by every single fan irrespective of their allegiances."

Publication of the title will be supported by a “heavyweight” PR and marketing campaign in football media.

G2 Entertainment hold world rights to the title and originally planned to publish the book in June 2016.

Icon Books has also recently announced it is to bring the publication of its Leicester City FC title 5000-1: The Leicester City Story forward.