Independent Tales from Publishing has bought the first authorised biography of new Arsenal FC manager Unai Emery.
Unai Emery: El Maestro is written by journalist Romain Molina and it will be published on 1st November this year, as an £18.99 ihardback.
The publisher will be releasing five other titles this year with books on Watford, Sunderland and Leeds United, the latter the start of a new series, Tales from Elland Road, edited by Times journalist, Rick Broadbent, forming the publisher's largest output of books since it was launched in 2014.
Founder Adam Levanthal bought the rights to El Maestro from French publishers Hugo & Cie which published it initially. It will be fully updated to include Emery's time with his previous club, Paris St Germain, and his arrival at Arsenal, and will feature an exclusive interview with Emery which took place after he arrived in London, offering insight into his early days at Arsenal, the first new manager at the club for 22 years.
As former European Coach of the Year he led Paris Saint-Germain to a treble-winning season in 2017/18.
El Maestro traces the journey from his Spanish homeland to North London, based on interviews with people who know and have worked with Emery.
The book is aimed at both the Arsenal fan wanting to know more about their club's new manager, and the informed football enthusiast intrigued by the latest European to hit our shores. Tales From Publishing said that publicity for the book around publication will be “extensive” with national newspaper extracts, author interviews and widespread coverage in the sports media.
Levanthal said: “This year will be our largest output of books since we started the company. The release of Unai Emery: El Maestro is an exciting development for us being the first individual biography we have acquired, and we have already had considerable interest in the title. We look forward to its publication in November and expanding our list of quality sports titles in the coming years.”