In search of Alan Gilzean The lost legacy of a Dundee and Spurs legend

James Morgan

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An absolutely enchanting book. A cracking read. — Patrick Barclay, The Times

After fans on Tottenham Hotspur online forums claim that Alan Gilzean, the former Tottenham Hotspur, Dundee and Scotland striker, is living as a down-and-out, James Morgan, a lifelong Spurs fan and sports journalist sets out on a journey to uncover the truth behind the legend of his late father’s football hero. Morgan’s portrait of the original King of White Hart Lane restores him to his rightful place in football folklore and stands as the only faithful testimony to the life of a bona fide British football legend.

James Morgan grew up on stories of the great Spurs double-winning team of the 1960s and has been a Tottenham Hotspur supporter since waking one Christmas morning to discover a hair shirt of an Admiral kit waiting for him on the living-room settee. He is still waiting for Spurs to repeat the feats that his late father, Jim, was so enamoured by.
He is a sports journalist with The Herald, in Glasgow.

Praise for In search of Alan Gilzean

Morgan writes with such unaffected honesty ... So many football books are laddish, flashy and in your face; this one is gracious and subtle– Harry Reid, The Herald

This is a singular, unusual and well-written book; highly recommended to Spurs and Dundee lovers and haters alike– When Saturday Comes
The memory of Gilzean has been re-awoken– Alan Patullo, The Scotsman