Mourinho: Anatomy of a Winner by Patrick Barclay lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Orion, 2005, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Jose Mourinho is a winner. Upon realising in his late teens that he would never be a star footballer, he resolved to become the top coach in the world and at 42 an age when a star player might still be adjusting to the distinct skills of coaching he has achieved his ambition.
Mourinho is not slow to sing his own praises. When he arrived in England from Portugal, having turned Porto into the champions of Europe, he called himself a Special One. And, as Patrick Barclays portrait reveals, false modesty has never been part of his make-up. Yet Mourinho proved his point within a year of his appointment at Chelsca by guiding the club to their first English championship in half a century.
Whether operating with relatively limited resources at Porto or, due to Roman Abramovichs billions, the most lavish budget in the history of football, Mourinho treats his job the same. Outrageous ego, sensitive man-management, a rare gift for coaching and an infinite capacity for hard work Mourinho has the lot.
Witnesses to the phenomenon include Sir Bobby Robson, under whom Mourinho got his big break. Robson and Everton manager David Moves are just two of those who have helped Barclay to build this unique picture of an extraordinary man who had such a dramatic impact on the game in his first season in England and looks set to dominate football for years to come.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small ding near the spine to the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 210 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Biography category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!