Sunderland fans can meet Peter Reid and Malcolm Crosby at launch of unique book

The launch of The Managers Tales From the Red and Whites 3 takes place at the Stadium of Light this week.
The launch of The Managers Tales From the Red and Whites 3 takes place at the Stadium of Light this week.

Sunderland fans will get a chance to relive their highs and lows as supporters in a book launch featuring Peter Reid and Malcolm Crosby this week.

The two former Black Cats bosses will be special guests at a book launch on Friday, November 16th at the Stadium of Light (tickets available here: https://bit.ly/2JyzDh8)

The launch of The Managers Tales From the Red and Whites 3 takes place at the Stadium of Light this week.

The launch of The Managers Tales From the Red and Whites 3 takes place at the Stadium of Light this week.

The book - ‘The Managers’ Tales From the Red and Whites 3’ brings together the thoughts and reflections of six Sunderland bosses spanning almost 40 years and features interviews with Ken Knighton, Lawrie McMenemy, Malcolm Crosby, Peter Reid, Gus Poyet and Simon Grayson.

Rob Mason interviewed the oldest surviving permanent Sunderland manager Ken Knighton, who took over the managerial reins in 1979, while Graeme Anderson brought things into the current era with an interview of Simon Grayson, who departed last year.

The other two managers were one of the most controversial figures in the club’s history - Lawrie McMenemy - and the boss in charge of arguably Sunderland’s greatest escape from Premier League relegation, Gus Poyet.

The book comes out mid-November with Reid and Crosby due to talk about their days at the club alongside all three authors with host for the night, Radio Newcastle’s Nick Barnes.

Tickets for the event can be bought and reserved here: https://bit.ly/2JyzDh8 although fans will also be able to walk up on the night.