Weidenfeld and Nicolson announces today that it has acquired the first ever autobiography of one of the most successful football managers of all time, Arsène Wenger. UK and Commonwealth rights were acquired alongside Hachette sister company JC Lattes, who acquired world all language rights directly from Wenger. Publication of MY LIFE IN RED AND WHITE is slated for autumn 2020 and will be simultaneous in the UK and France.
For the first time, Wenger will discuss his life as one of the greatest and most influential coaches and managers of modern times, including his time as the longest-serving manager of Arsenal Football Club, leading ‘The Invincibles’ to their greatest triumphs, and the challenges of the later years at the Emirates.
Alan Samson, Chairman & Publisher, Weidenfeld & Nicolson said: ‘Arsène Wenger is the man who changed the entire face of football in this country. He is a revolutionary manager whose influence, not only at Arsenal for an amazing 22 years but also on the national game, has been profound. He altered the habits of players yet far more significantly he opened our eyes and broadened our minds. For more than two decades he brought to the Premier League as much vivid colour and excitement as anyone could, exemplified by the silk and steel of his immortal ‘Invincibles’. And talking of excitement, as a lifelong Arsenal fan I can scarcely express my own at the prospect of welcoming the great Arsène Wenger to the invincible Hachette squad and the Weidenfeld & Nicolson team.’
My Life in Red and White will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in autumn 2020 with an integrated, dynamic and impactful PR & Marketing campaign.