THE ANFIELD WRAP podcast had former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann as guest for Episode 25 of their weekly podcast. It was a chance for the lads to speak in person to the man who scored a penalty in a European Cup final – that European Cup final – with a broken foot. He scored the last goal at the old Wembley, played in a World Cup final and knows how much of a boost to confidence and morale a League Cup winners’ medal is because he’s picked up a couple of his own.
Now you can get the chance to meet him because he’s going to be signing copies of his new book, “The Didi Man – My Love Affair with Liverpool” at a number of locations from today onwards.
In his book he talks all about why he chose to move from German giants Bayern Munich to Newcastle, why he chose to move on from Anfield after all those years picking up medals (and a Scouse accent) and why he used to go for a pint in boozers associated with the blue half of the city rather than the Red. He gives his opinions on coaches he worked under, including Sven Goran Eriksson, Gerard Houllier and Rafael Benitez.
Didi’s humour and intelligence pours out of every page of the book and gives him the chance to set the story straight on a number of other points, like Steven Gerrard’s comments after he’d fouled him on international duty in an England-Germany match and why he was hiding in the showers with David Moores one time.
He talks about the reasons why he called it a day at Anfield after speaking to Rafa Benitez but also explains why he holds him such high regard. The next step for Didi is to continue with the process of picking up all his coaching badges and then, one day, making the move into management himself.
Get the book, it’s thoroughly recommended, and you can get it signed by going to one of the following events:
Wed 1st – Waterstones, Leadenhall Market, London. 5pm – 6.30pm.
Fri 3rd – Waterstones, Birkenhead. 12pm – 2pm.
Sat 4th – Pritchard’s, Crosby. 11pm – 1pm.
Sat 4th – LFC Club shop, Anfield. 2pm – 4pm.
Mon 6th – Waterstones, Southport. 11am – 1pm.
Mon 6th – Waterstones, Liverpool One. 5pm – 7pm.
Mon 18th – Easons, Dublin. From 12.30.
Available now from Amazon – Didi Hamann – My Love Affair With Liverpool.
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