Many have tried to persuade Eric Cantona to write his autobiography. He never will. Philippe Auclair has interviewed every key player in Cantona's life, from his family and first coach to his longstanding wife Isabelle, to produce a biography that reveals, for the first time, the heart and inner thoughts of this most extraordinary character.
Cantona played for six different French clubs, making his international debut at 21, before going to England in 1992 and making an immediate impact with Leeds United. He transformed the team but became even more talismanic when he moved to Manchester United, where to this day Manchester United fans refer to him as King Eric. Eric Cantona graced the Premiership like few others and he remains a deeply compelling figure to anyone who cares remotely about football.