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In this episode of The Football Psychology Show (formerly known as the Beat The Press podcast), we speak to award-winning journalist and author, Mike Calvin.

Mike talks to us about leadership in sport, drawing on his experience of co-writing Gareth Thomas’s and Alistair Cook’s autobiographies.

He also gives us a rare glimpse of the realities of football management, recounting interviews with managers from his many years as a reporter and, latterly, an author of ‘Living On The Volcano’, a book about the pressure managers face, which was shortlisted for Sports Book Of The Year.

Running order: 
Part 1: Introduction – La Manga and Richie Humphreys (00:14)  
Part 2: Interview – a discussion with Mike Calvin (04:38)
Part 3: Final thoughts – reflections on the interview with Mike Calvin (59:21)