Morgan Scores with his Quest for Mystery Man, Alan Gilzean

Just two weeks after publication, a book by a senior production journalist on The Herald has already sold out on Amazon and picked up a clutch of favourable reviews.

James Morgan's 250-page book on legendary, enigmatic footballer, Alan Gilzean, has already enjoyed coverage in the press.

Gilzean came to prominence with Dundee and went on to star with Tottenham Hotspur – winning four cup medals (FA Cup – 1967, League Cup – 1971 and 1973 and UEFA Cup – 1972) with the London side, and gaining numerous caps for Scotland.

Northern Ireland-born Morgan – who began his career on the Irish News in Belfast – joined The Herald six years ago from the Daily Mirror, in London.

It was in London that he first became intrigued by Gilzean, whose life has been a mystery after retiring from top-flight football in 1974, and, in 1985, after suddenly quitting his job with a haulage firm in Enfield after an apparent disagreement with management.

Extracts from the book – ‘In Search of Alan Gilzean’ – were carried in The Herald and Sunday Herald at the weekend, and Morgan has written a 1500-word piece which will appear in the Scottish Daily Mail on Saturday.

Gamblers on soccer matches will be well acquainted with Morgan’s by-line as he writes ‘The Tenner Bet’ feature in The Herald every Saturday.

His book, published by Backpagepress, sells at £9.99 but can be bought for just £7.49 by clicking here

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