- Football Book of the Year – Shortlisted
MICHAEL GRANT is chief football writer for the Herald and has written about the game since the 1980s, covering three World Cups and three European Championships. He has been a regular presenter and guest on BBC radio. As an Aberdeen supporter from childhood, he lived through the astonishing transformation of that club during Alex Ferguson’s years as manager from 1978 to 1986. His first book was The Management: Scotland’s Great Football Bosses, co-written with Rob Robertson in 2010. It was shortlisted at the British Sports Book Awards 2012. At Pittodrie he can be found in the press seats for work and the South Stand for pleasure. When Aberdeen talk of moving to a new ground he puts his fingers in his ears.