Media Release: The Quiet Assassin finds his ‘voice’ in Black and White

THE Quiet Assassin, The Davie Hay Story, the incredible true story of a Scottish footballing legend, is published today (15.10.09) by Edinburgh-based Black & White Publishing.

Full of revelations from Davie Hay’s time as a player at Celtic and Chelsea and his return to Scotland as a manager, chief scout and agent, The Quiet Assassin gives an unique insight into a unique footballing individual and a must read for Celtic and football fans everywhere.

A true Celtic legend, Davie Hay was known as The Quiet Assassin in his playing days – a nickname given to him by Scotland manager, Tommy Docherty – and he was one of the most ferocious competitors in the game.

Now, he has decided to talk for the first time about his truly remarkable career and reveal some secrets that will undoubtedly startle football supporters everywhere.

In The Quiet Assassin Davie tells his story with the force of one of his trademark bone-shuddering tackles during his playing days. He never shirked a tackle as a player at club and country level and he doesn’t dodge any issues in this extraordinary book.

A genuine Celtic legend, Hay still holds a record in the club’s history by holding down four different posts at the club – as player, manager, chief scout and assistant general manager.

Written by Davie Hay with former sports editor, Alex Gordon, The Quiet Assassin is published in hardback by Black & White on 15 October at £17.99.


Davie Hay is available for signings and interviews and copies of The Quiet Assassin are now available for review.

For further information please contact Alison McBride at Black & White Publishing Tel: 0131 625 4500 E:

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