What is talent? How do you get the best out of yourself? What are the secrets of leadership?
In Edge, Ben Lyttleton gets unprecedented access to some of the world’s top football clubs to discover their innovative methods for developing talent – and reveals how we can use them in our everyday lives. Elite teams now look for an edge by improving the intangible skills of their players ‘above the shoulder’. Liverpool’s approach to talent will make you more creative. Chelsea’s culture will improve your resilience. Didier Deschamps will improve your leadership skills. Xavi Hernandez will help you make better decisions. But how?
Football is the most hot-housed, intense, financially profitable talent factory on the planet. It’s time we woke up to the lessons it can provide.
We all want to have an edge. This is your chance to find one…

‘If you want to be a coach, manager or successful company director, you should read Edge as it’s inspiring and will give you tips from those who have done it’ – Petr Cech

‘Anyone looking to improve themselves as well as others should read this book’ – Alex Inglethorpe, Liverpool FC Academy Director

‘The most captivating football book I have read. The detailed insight from the game’s biggest names is fascinating and each chapter left me feeling inspired and motivated’ – Dean Jones, Bleacher Report

‘Full of fascinating ideas – this book make will make you think!’ – Wim Jonk, Cruyff Football

‘A fascinating look at the approaches of some of European football’s most impressive clubs. Lyttleton eschews tired clichés, and instead challenges the consensus to present a fascinating insight into the intricacies of running a modern football club’ – Michael Cox