The Jimmy Hill Story: On and Off the Field, by Jimmy Hill
In this autobiography from 1999, Jimmy Hill tells the story of his rise from humble beginnings to distinction both on and off the field with modesty and humour.
Jimmy Hill (1928 – 2015) was an English football professional and later a renowned television personality. A versatile player with Brentford and Fulham in the fifties, he was a qualified coach by the age of 24.
For over twenty years, at different times, he was a director and chairman of Coventry, Charlton and Fulham. As chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association he took on the authorities and successfully fought for freedom of contract and the abolition of the maximum wage.
But it is as a TV presenter that Jimmy became best known. After five years as Head of Sport at LWT, he moved to the BBC to become a national institution in the seventies and eighties on Match of the Day.
“In many ways Jimmy Hill was football. He was a true great of the game.” - Greg Dyke