Many have tried to persuade Eric Cantona to write his
autobiography. He never will. Philippe Auclair has interviewed
every key player in Cantona's life to produce a biography that
reveals, for the first time, the heart and inner thoughts of this
most extraordinary character. Cantona played for six different
French clubs, making his international debut at twenty-one, before
going to England in 1992 and making an immediate impact with Leeds
United. He transformed the team but became even more talismanic
when he moved to Manchester United, where to this day Manchester
United fans refer to him as "King Eric." Eric Cantona
graced the Premiership like few others and he remains a deeply
compelling figure to anyone who cares remotely about football.
Philippe Auclair has been a correspondent with France Football for over a decade, and is a prolific freelance journalist on both sides of the Channel. He is also Radio Monte Carlo's main match commentator, and a bestselling author in his native France. He lives in London.