Monoray to publish Pat Nevin’s 'life-affirming' football memoir

Monoray to publish Pat Nevin’s 'life-affirming' football memoir

Jake Lingwood, publisher of Monoray (part of the Octopus Publishing Group), has acquired Pat Nevin's memoir, The Accidental Footballer

Lingwood acquired world rights from Vivienne Clore, with publishing scheduled for 4th March 2021. 

The Accidental Footballer is a "a life-affirming and nostalgic memoir" that will explores Nevin’s "unlikely" journey into professional football, looking at the '80s and '90s and capturing the joys of professional football as well as its contradictions and conflicts, says the publisher. Nevin has played for Clyde, Chelsea, Everton, Tranmere Rovers, Kilmarnock and Motherwell.

Lingwood commented: "Unlike most football memoirs, Pat has written every single word of his witty, warm, intelligent and insightful autobiography himself, and he has done it beautifully. I fully expect The Accidental Footballer to become a firm favourite with football fans of all persuasions and a cult classic for years to come."

Nevin said: "I loved every minute of writing this book. I wanted it to be entertaining, fun, thought provoking and insightful. An outsider's view into a world others find intriguing but I found baffling."