Shadow of the Knight is a celebration of Sir Alex Ferguson's trophy-studded management career, brilliantly analysing the factors which have contributed to his success - then looking to the future, and the vexed question of how Manchester United will ever be able to replace their iconic leader.
Paul Smith's detective work uncovers the key decisions and methods, the people and beliefs which have shaped Ferguson's values and helped evolve his deadly mode of operation.
He scrutinises Ferguson's credentials through the eyes of former team-mates, managerial charges and those who have worked closest to him. And so to the almost unthinkable question of United after Ferguson, and who best to follow in his illustrious footsteps.
Discover the ruthless and softer sides of Ferguson, the key role of family in the Manchester United success story - and how the past might offer up the key to the future at Old Trafford.