Finding Jack Charlton
Jack Charlton won the World Cup in 1966 playing alongside his brother, Bobby, in England’s greatest ever side. A proud Englishman, Jack applied for only one job in his subsequent career as a football manager: the England job. He never received a reply from the FA. Instead, he accepted an invitation to manage the Republic of Ireland, taking on a side that had never qualified for a major tournament and lifting them to the heights of a World Cup quarter-final. Finding Jack Charlton tells the story of Jack’s special association with Ireland, examines his frustration with England and the FA, covers his complicated relationship with his brother Sir Bobby Charlton, and details his final battle with dementia.