The Special One: The Dark Side of Jose Mourinho

By Diego Torres

An explosive and surprising biography of Jose Mourinho - revealing the darkish part of 'the unique one'.

When José Mourinho introduced his go back to English soccer, it sparked celebrations from lovers and press alike. As some of the most charismatic figures within the online game, his reappearance might absolutely merely be a superb thing…

But is there a darker facet to the Mourinho? A mischievous, scheming, even tyrannical caliber to the fellow underneath the veneer of charm?

As a part of El Pais, Diego Torres is without doubt one of the optimal investigative newshounds in Spanish soccer, and during this explosive biography of 'the certain one' he uncovers secrets and techniques and lies that would switch the best way we see Mourinho.

From dodgy dealings to assassinations of gamers either open air and inside his personal workforce, and different surprising revelations, arrange To Lose finds Mourinho as a guy some distance faraway from the hero such a lot of humans reflect on him to be.

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You’ll make it dirty,’ which to the ears of the traveling avid gamers seemed like a rehearsed insult. no one at Madrid could said this to be actual, however the accusations have been by no means formally denied. ‘We have been a bit frustrated that after they'd already scored six ambitions, the 7th and 8th have been celebrated with such enthusiasm,’ remembers Iborra, even supposing these excited about the sport itself weren't so conscious of this. however the observing Levante administrators have been surprised by means of the general public response within the stadium.

Roared Ballesteros. ‘Call your boss to protect you. ’ The small scientific room speedy crammed up with approximately 30 humans. Adán, the Madrid goalkeeper, was once the 1st to interfere on Pepe’s behalf, aided by means of his team-mates. quickly, all of the Levante squad have been there. a few Madrid avid gamers, like Casillas and Albiol, attempted to split the scuffling gamers. Others took the chance to settle previous ratings. Ballesteros used to be going round caution Madrid gamers, ‘Tell Pepe that at the present time he’s laughed and danced, yet in weeks’ time for those who visit Barcelona we’ll be those giggling.

He had arrived in his silver Audi within the afternoon with his 12-year-old son, José Mario, without suspicion of what was once coming. On his left wrist he wore his €20,000 deLaCour ‘Mourinho urban Ego’ watch, with the phrases ‘I am no longer terrified of the implications of my judgements’ inscribed at the casing of sapphire crystal. Mourinho used to be occupied with luxurious watches. He not just wore his sponsor’s model – he accrued watches compulsively. He maintained you could no longer put on simply any item in your wrist, stressing the necessity for whatever designated and unusual in detail touching your pores and skin.

Their feeling of impotence was once mirrored in a comment that was once repeated greater than as soon as: ‘It’s all Mourinho’s fault. ’ The décima that was once so very possible within the eyes of the media just about the membership was once now remodeled into an odyssey within the corridors of the house dressing room. ‘When are we ever going to have any such solid draw? ’ they requested themselves. ‘When are we ever going to have the go back leg at domestic back in such a lot of ties? ’ The gamers believed that during Munich the trainer had compromised a historical chance.

He and Mendes confirmed their requisites and the membership agreed to the 2 basic stipulations asked. First, he sought after regulate over what the clicking released, and moment, absolute energy in workforce affairs. Having entire discretion over who will be offered and who will be signed was once as very important as controlling the data that used to be produced approximately him and his crew. Gestifute say Madrid promised Mourinho he might benefit from the help of ninety five in line with cent of the media. The venture mapped out by way of Mourinho and Mendes as they negotiated his departure from Inter integrated the signing of Hugo Almeida, on the very newest within the wintry weather move window.

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