Transworld pre-empts former footballer Brazil's new memoir

Transworld pre-empts former footballer Brazil's new memoir

Transworld has pre-empted a new autobiography by Alan Brazil, former footballer and broadcaster.

Editorial director Henry Vines acquired rights from Nick Walters at David Luxton Associates on behalf of Wireless Group.

Only Here For a Visit will cover Brazil’s playing career and his years as a broadcaster, including the last 20 years spent at the helm of talkSPORT’s flagship Sports Breakfast show.

According to Transworld it will be "packed full of never-before-told stories, sporting controversy, refreshing appraisals of his career and a cast of larger-than-life characters", pitching the book as "brutally honest and wickedly funny insight into an extraordinary life".

Brazil's two previous books, There’s an Awful Lot of Bubbly in Brazil and Both Barrels from Brazil, were published in 2006 and 2007 and have sold a combined total of 100,000 copies through BookScan.

Vines said: "Alan is a gifted storyteller, and he has a wealth of hugely entertaining and untold tales from over forty years in professional sport and broadcasting. I’m thrilled he’s finally sharing them in what will be a must-read book this autumn, and the perfect companion to the return of many sporting events."

Brazil said: "It’s been a joy to revisit some of the greatest moments in my life, from growing up as a wee kid in Glasgow to playing football for Ipswich, Tottenham, Man United and Scotland, and on to a broadcasting career that has taken me all over the world. I’ve always felt that life is there to be lived to the fullest, and I’ve certainly packed a lot in. With the help of the brilliant Transworld team I’m looking forward to sharing these stories."

Brazil’s autobiography will be published in hardback, audio and e-book on 29th October 2020.