A new BBC Sounds podcast will give a unique look inside Rotherham United and Oxford United’s League One campaign.
The BBC and Folding Pocket Productions were given 24/7 access to the clubs’ managers for the final 90 days of the 2021/22 season.
Moment of Truth is described as a “raw insight” into life as a professional football manager, from dressing rooms and training pitches to their homes and offices.
“Doing the series was a little bit like perverted therapy, but for a time it was therapy that was making us worse!” said Paul Warne, Manager of Rotherham United.
“The pressure on football managers is brutal and hopefully people will get a sense of what our world is like.”
Karl Robinson, Manager of Oxford United added:
“The public have a perception of us as managers because of what we do within that box by the touchline. My life is entirely determined by that box. And that’s great because I feel safe in there. But I hope that this series shows there’s a lot more to doing our jobs – and us as people – than just that small box.”
The 15 episodes are narrated by James Nesbitt and the first 5 have been released today.
“Most people think they know what happens inside a football club. Moment of Truth shows that they don’t have a clue. Paul and Karl allowed us incredible access to highlight just how pressurised the beautiful game is,” said Simon Clancy, Writer & Executive Producer, Folding Pocket.