- Author: Unknown author
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Published: 09 October 2014
- ISBN: 9780755365531
Mourinho on Football is both a stunningly designed celebration of Jose Mourinho's exceptional football managerial career so far, and a wonderfully informative narrative detailing The Special One's football wisdom and philosophies. Mourinho discusses his apprenticeship in the game, and the differences in football culture and mentality in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain. He also reveals how he builds and assesses a team, how he prepares for each season, how he motivates players and staff, how he handles transfers and the transfer windows, who he admires and goes to advice for, and his thoughts on referees, fans and club owners. A must-read for all football fans.
As a manger, Jose Mourinho is unique in winning seven league titles in four different European countries: in his homeland of Portugal with Porto, in England with Chelsea, in Italy with Inter Milan, and in Spain with Real Madrid. His managerial career may only be 13 seasons' old, but Mourinho has already won 20 trophies - including two English Premier titles, two in Serie A, one in La Liga, and two Champions League titles. The Special One turned 50 in January.