on 8 December 2005
The book is a good journalistic account of Mourinho's rise as a manager. It covers the tales we all read in the newspapers and the psychological tactics. . . more imortantly it gives a valuable insight (without talking to the man himself) into the road taken to get to his current place in charge of a multi-million pound team. It does deal sporadically with the methods he employs and the way he engages players, press and public. It sets the scene well in introducing and understanding Mourinho.
This is an interesting book to read for anyone interested in finding out how Mourinho came from nowhere to manage one of the world's leading teams, Chelsea. It includes interviews of fellow managers and others who have known Mourinho along the road. It also looks at Mourinho's methods of management from a psychological point of view.
There are no interviews with Mourinho though but there are mentions of the official Mourinho biography so that will be my next read.
An interesting read into an interesting character.