Release on 2014-04 | by Luís Miguel Pereira,Nuno Luz
Happy and Special: The Secrets Behind His Success
Author: Luís Miguel Pereira,Nuno Luz
Category: Soccer managers
This in depth biography finally opens the door to the changing room, getting behind the scens and showing the background to Mourinho's success. The authors worked in colloboration with Mourinho himself along with more than 40 figures from the footballing world. Contains handwritten messages from some of the great figures of football, such as Sir Alex Ferguson.
The gripping biography of one of the most successful managers in the game, José Mourinho, giving a rare insight into Mourinho the man as well as Mourinho the manager. José Mourinho is undoubtedly one of the most charismatic and controversial characters in football today. Never far away from the headlines, it is the drama surrounding him as much as his many successes that make him such a fascinating figure. Having worked at some of the biggest clubs in the world - Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United - Mourinho knows how to deliver when it matters. Leaving trophy cabinets bursting wherever he's been, he has a claim on being the greatest manager in his sport. But is the way he conducts himself on the touchline and in front of the cameras the real José Mourinho, or an act he puts on for the watching world? Author Robert Beasley has followed Mourinho's career closely since his arrival on the English football scene in 2004. An award-winning sports correspondent, Beasley has been the one person granted privileged access to the Special One's inner sanctum, and he found there a man few ever get to know - let alone get to call a friend. This is the story of José Mourinho, up close and personal. Delving into the workings of the famed manager's mind, as well as the backroom antics and transfer sagas at the game's greatest clubs, we see the world from José's point of view. Revealing the untold stories behind how close Mourinho came to getting the England and Tottenham jobs and his sometimes tumultuous relationships with the likes of Roman Abramovich, Rafael Benítez and Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger, and why he will always put family and friends before football, this is a side to José Mourinho you never thought you'd see.
FULLY UPDATED WITH JOSE MOURINHO'S SENSATIONAL RETURN TO CHELSEA 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. From translator and assistant to Sir Bobby Robson at Barcelona to multiple league and Champions League-winning manager at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and now Chelsea once again, Jose Mourinho's ascent has been rapid. FURTHER ANATOMY OF A WINNER is the definitive account of the life and psychology of one of the greatest football managers of all time.
'I stay until they want me not to stay. No club moves me from Chelsea until Chelsea wants me to move because I want to be where I am loved' - Jose Mourinho, January 2014The 'Special One' returns as 'the Happy One', calmer and better than before. Grayer; perhaps less flamboyant, even opting for a self-inflicted crew cut (he borrowed the clippers from Fernando Torres). But he's still the Special One, still confrontational, passionate, full of chutzpah. Mourinho is a masterful tactician, and surely now the best boss in the business.In his first stint at Stamford Bridge he won two League titles back to back, the FA Cup and two League Cups, and included a still-unsurpassed Premier League points tally record of 95 in the 2004/05 season. And after six years spent sweeping all before him with Real Madrid and Inter Milan, his absence certainly made the heart grow fonder. Chelsea's army of fans love him every bit as much as they used to, and those heady days beckon once more for Chelsea since he replaced the hugely unpopular Rafa Benitez in June 2013.One thing has changed, though - Chelsea are no longer the richest club around. But when his new Blues demolished Manchester City at the Etihad, Gary Neville heralded Mourinho's master class: 'He's shrewd, he's smart and he calls it on. He's good and he knows he's good.'This updated and expanded edition of Harry Harris's 2007 biography brings the story right up to the end of Mourinho's first season with Chelsea since he left in 2007, showing exactly why English football would be infinitely poorer without the colourful and commanding presence of the 'Special One'.
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Updated and expanded, this biography brings the story right up to the end of Mourinho's first season with Chelsea since he left in 2007, showing exactly why English soccer would be infinitely poorer without the colorful and commanding presence of the "Special One" The "Special One" returns as "the Happy One," calmer and better than before. Grayer, perhaps less flamboyant, even opting for a self-inflicted crew cut, but he’s still the Special One, still confrontational, passionate, and full of chutzpah. Jose Mourinho is a masterful tactician, and surely now the best boss in the business. In his first stint at Stamford Bridge he won two League titles back to back, the FA Cup and two League Cups, and included a still-unsurpassed Premier League points tally record of 95 in the 2004/05 season. And after six years spent sweeping all before him with Real Madrid and Inter Milan, his absence certainly made the heart grow fonder. Chelsea’s army of fans love him every bit as much as they used to, and those heady days beckon once more for Chelsea since he replaced the hugely unpopular Rafa Benitez in June 2013. One thing has changed, though—Chelsea is no longer the richest club around. But when his new Blues demolished Manchester City at the Etihad, Gary Neville heralded Mourinho’s master class: "He’s shrewd, he’s smart and he calls it on. He’s good and he knows he’s good. One."
Ever wondered how a transfer deal is done? What a manager says during his pre-match team-talk? What he screams from the techincal area? What goes on in training sesions, and on those long away trips? How a manager carefully builds a team, and what he does when the planning is disrupted by injuries? How he lifts a team after a crushing defeat, and keeps their feet on the ground after a resounding victory? How the man in charge handles the ever-present danger of getting sacked in the ultimate results business? In short, how one of today's top professional footballer managers somehow copes with the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, with having to live, breathe and sleep football 24 hours a day, 365 days a year? Then read The Gaffer.