As Bill Shankly's 100th birthday looms in 2013, the late and greatest legend of Liverpool Football Club emerges again in his only authorised autobiography to tell the inspiring story of his remarkable life. 'Shankly - My Story' was a best seller in the 1970s and was re-published in hardback form by Trinity Mirror Sport Media in 2009 to celebrate 50 years since his arrival at Anfield. The book was so popular it sold out as a new generation of Liverpool fans lined up to learn the real story behind the man who turned the Reds into one of the most successful and well supported teams in Europe. Now his autobiography is being re-released to celebrate the great man's own centenary. September 2nd marks 100 years since he was born. The centenary edition will feature an exclusive tribute from one of his greatest players - Kevin Keegan. The book's launch will coincide with a week-long Shankly series in the Liverpool Echo with full marketing back-up, as well as guaranteed coverage in Trinity Mirror's national titles like the Daily Mirror. An exhibition and event will also support the book launch and remind people again of one of the greatest football characters of all time.
Shankly's book provides in-depth analysis in the inimitable Shankly style of the players he nurtured, plus revealing descriptions of the methods that made Liverpool uniquely feared and respected. Written in the years after his dramatic resignation as Liverpool manager, it also gives an insight into Shankly's feelings about the club that he felt had turned its back on him, and explores the astonishing relationship he had with the fans. These captivating memoirs show the man: tough, funny, full of insights and those qualities that made him an immortal - personality and heart. The Centenary Edition will be one of the football books of the year.