Jose Mourinho: Up Close and Personal

Jose Mourinho: Up Close and Personal

by Robert Beasley

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Overview


This unique insider account of the private man and public manager begins at Old Trafford in 2004, when Mourinho's Porto put Manchester United out of the Champions League. Since then, author Robert Beasley has enjoyed unparalleled access and unrivaled experience with Mourinho both on a professional basis and on a personal level. He reveals how close Mourinho came to becoming England's manager, and Tottenham's attempts to secure him. He discloses the truth about his dislike of Arsène Wenger, and how his relationship with Abramovich really played out behind the scenes. Then there are all the intriguing stories behind the players he bought, and the ones he desperately wanted, but couldn't get. Written by the ultimate insider, this is the fascinating story of Mourinho and life at some of the biggest soccer clubs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782437581
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,253,059
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Robert Beasley is a sports writer with 30 years' experience on Fleet Street. The last 22 years he spent on the UK's two biggest-selling newspapers, as chief sports correspondent of The Sun and, before that, chief sports reporter for the News of the World.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Bolton Away 6

2 Glory Hunters 11

3 Phantom Goal 15

4 Ashley Cole 21

5 Mour of the Same 29

6 Jennifer 33

7 Ready for War 39

8 Quadroubles 44

9 Match of the Day 49

10 I'll Be Back! 54

11 England 60

12 Tottenham 66

13 The Greatest Prize 72

14 Goodbuy, Zlatan 78

15 Re-United 83

16 Broken Dream 90

17 Park the Bus 95

18 Spying Mission 100

19 Special Son 107

20 Cris and Cross 114

21 Breaking News 120

22 Show Me the Money! 127

23 Pep Talk 133

24 Happy Days! 138

25 Dead Man Walking 143

26 Strike Threat 148

27 Over to Roo 154

28 On the Deck 162

29 One Out of Five 167

30 The Little Horse 172

31 Stumbling at the Final Hurdle 176

32 Costa Bravo 182

33 Frank's a Lot! 188

34 Food for Thought 195

35 Criminal Damage 200

36 Hazard Warning 205

37 Pot, Kettle 211

38 Insulting Behaviour 217

39 Medals, Mementos and Memories 221

40 Game Time 225

41 Beating Wenger 231

42 You're Not Wanted Here 239

43 Poor Relations 248

44 Fame and Fortune 254

45 The Home Front 258

46 Close and Personal 264

47 The Sack Race 268

48 From Blue to Red 277

Epilogue 282

Acknowledgements 293

Picture Credits 294

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