Mourinho: Anatomy Of A Winner

Mourinho: Anatomy Of A Winner

by PatrickBarclay (Author)


When Jose Mourinho realised as a teenager that he was never going to be a great player, he decided he was going to become the best coach in the world. At 42, many would say he's done that - probably including Mourinho, who has called himself the Special One. From translator and assistant to Sir Bobby Robson at Barcelona, to Champions League-winning manager at Porto and on to (potentially) Europe's most successful football club at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho's ascent has been rapid. Backed by Abramovich's billions, Mourinho has weeded out those not fully committed to his methods, has made several astute signings and has improved the game of many Chelsea stars. The result: in his first season, Chelsea won both the Premier League title and the Carling Cup. Patrick Barclay interviewed those closest to Mourinho, including Sir Bobby Robson and Louis van Gaal, as well as the players, to provide a revealing insight into what has made Mourinho arguably the most successful manager in the world.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Orion
Published: 26 Jul 2006

ISBN 10: 0752877658
ISBN 13: 9780752877655
Book Overview: The story of Chelsea, Jose Mourinho and Roman Abramovich is the biggest in world football at the moment. Revised and updated for the paperback edition. Patrick Barclay's revealing portrait of Mourinho assesses his impact on the game. Mourinho guided Chelsea to their first Premier League title in 50 years in 2005. Chelsea have over 7.6 million fans in Europe, and their fans on average spend more money on merchandise than any other Premiership club. The Chelsea website gets 500,000 visits every day - there is a huge market for this book. Patrick Barclay is the award-winning football correspondent of the Sunday Telegraph. 'Barclay expertly tells the story of Mourinho's rise from his humble childhood in fascist Portugal in the 1960s to the height of international fame today. He is particularly good on the psychology of Mourinho's managerial approach ... Barclay has produced a compelling, believable profile of the man' Sunday Telegraph.

Author Bio
Patrick Barclay is the football columnist for the Sunday Telegraph and has won the Sports Journalist of the Year award. He has previously worked for the Independent, Guardian and Observer.