Roberto: Kicking Every Ball
Roberto Martinez Other books by Roberto Martinez
Originally from Balaguer in Catalonia, Roberto Martinez played for his home town in the Spanish third division before moving to play for Real Zaragoza in La Liga. In 1995 he was spotted by Dave Whelan, the millionaire owner of Wigan Athletic, and brought over to Britain, becoming one of Wigan's famous "Three Amigos" alongside Jesus Seba and Isidro Diaz. He then played for Motherwell, Walsall, Swansea and Chester, before deciding to follow his father's footsteps into management when offered the job at Swansea in 2006. As manager, Roberto made an immediate impact, competing for the play-offs in 2007 and then winning the League title the following season. In May 2008, he was awarded the League Managers Association's manager of the year award for League One. Roberto is also a pundit on Spanish football for Sky Sports. This is the autobiography of one of the sharpest minds and most inspiring personalities in European football.
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