OUT NOW! My new football book, Jose Mourinho: The Art of Winning.
Published by Endeavour Press. And available RIGHT NOW as an ebook.
Expected pulication date for the paperback version: late August 2016.
Read the dedicated page for the book on this website here.
Or visit the official Facebook page for the book here.
JOSE MOURINHO: THE ART OF WINNING
WHAT THE APPOINTMENT OF JOSE MOURINHO SAYS ABOUT MANCHESTER UNITED AND THE PREMIER LEAGUE
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo apart, the biggest, most marketable stars in world football today are the managers. The 2016-17 edition of the FA Premier League is being billed as the most exciting yet, and that’s not because of the influx of star players after the European Championships in France. Though some eye-catching names have joined the league, none have the cache of a Messi or a Ronaldo. None have the standing of a Jose Mourinho or a Pep Guardiola either. And so it is on the manager’s shoulders that the responsibility for delivering the customary Premier League spectacle falls. They are the galacticos.
With his burgeoning personal trophy cabinet, his box-office appeal, and most specifically his drama, Jose Mourinho is the biggest of the lot.
In 2016, he became manager of Manchester United, arguably the biggest club in Britain – certainly the one with the largest trophy haul, world-wide appeal, and romance.
Will it be “a match made in heaven or a marriage of convenience”, asked Hitesh Ratna in his editorial to the August 2016 issue of FourFourTwo magazine “as two giants look to restore their reputations. Will it all end happily ever after?”
Incorporating interviews with fans (of United, and of Mourinho’s former clubs), players (past and present), commentators and journalists, The Art of Winning endeavours to determine what effect the Jose Mourinho show will have on Manchester United as a football club and the Premier League as a whole by tackling eight key questions including the following:
When Manchester United signed Jose Mourinho as manager, Ed Woodward described him as: “quite simply the best manager in the game today”. Is Mourinho the best manager in the game?
“Football is a human science and not a sports science.” What is the management approach of Jose Mourinho?
“A United manager wouldn’t do that.” – Sir Bobby Charlton. Can Manchester United tolerate the dark side of Jose Mourinho?
“The cult of celebrity means managers are now arguably more important than playing-staff.” Paul Wilson, The Guardian. What is the role of the modern day Premier League manager and how has this changed over the years?
“Once a Blue, always a Red?”
Can a manager who is so recognisably a Blue become a Red
ALSO BY THIS AUTHOR
Fergie’s Finest: Sir Alex Ferguson’s First x11 (Endeavour Press, May 2013)
The Pride of All Europe: Manchester United’s Greatest Seasons in the European Cup (Endeavour Press, June 2014)
Louis van Gaal: Dutch Courage (Endeavour Press, August 2015)
PRAISE FOR FERGIE’S FINEST
A must read for any red. Scott the Red, Editor: Republik of Mancunia United Blog
The perfect gift for the red devil in your life! Sam Sharp, Manchester United fan
Buy it now! Michael Hopkins, Manchester United fan
PRAISE FOR THE PRIDE OF ALL EUROPE
A very enjoyable trip down memory lane. Goodreads Reviewer
The book succeeds in encapsulating the hopes, dreams, disappointments and joys of so many different eras. Manchester United fan review on Amazon
PRAISE FOR DUTCH COURAGE
Great research and insight make this a supreme football biography. Cool Reviews
Excellent insight into this complex character. Nigel Craig, Amazon Reviewer