By Diego Torres
An explosive and stunning biography of Jose Mourinho - revealing the darkish facet of 'the specific one'.
When José Mourinho introduced his go back to English soccer, it sparked celebrations from enthusiasts and press alike. As probably the most charismatic figures within the online game, his reappearance may possibly absolutely simply be a very good thing…
But is there a darker part 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 among the greatest investigative reporters in Spanish soccer, and during this explosive biography of 'the exact one' he uncovers secrets and techniques and lies that would swap the way in which we see Mourinho.
From dodgy dealings to assassinations of gamers either outdoors and inside of his personal workforce, and different stunning revelations, arrange To Lose finds Mourinho as a guy a ways faraway from the hero such a lot of humans examine him to be.
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He knew, he stated, simply because he had lived in Barcelona for a few years, and was once good conscious of the neighborhood tradition and the schooling that Catalan childrens obtain. He defined that individuals like Puyol, Busquets, Xavi and Piqué were taught from adolescence to distance themselves from Spaniards akin to Casillas, Ramos and Arbeloa. He insisted that his avid gamers have been mistaken in the event that they proposal they'd made friendships with the Barça avid gamers over their years jointly within the Spanish nationwide workforce. The Barça avid gamers weren't their neighbors simply because they took good thing about this meant friendship by way of betraying the Madrid gamers, attempting to seize their status from them via their manipulation of the click. all of the media propaganda, he acknowledged, favoured Barcelona and stigmatised Madrid. yet they, the Madrid gamers, weren't to take part during this charade anymore. they need to settle for their position as undesirable men and will refuse to recognize their opponents. Mourinho warned his gamers that if he observed any of them shaking palms outdoor of the formalities of the sport they might be turning their backs on him – and on their team-mates. someone making this type of pleasant gesture in the direction of the competition ran the chance of changing into anything a great deal like a traitor. Mourinho held a separate assembly with the avid gamers to debate the referee, Alberto Undiano Mallenco. He acknowledged that they need to constantly cross in very tough, remaining the Barça gamers down with no an excessive amount of finesse. He further that they need to now not fear approximately being penalised simply because Spanish referees – and Undiano used to be no exception – ‘shit themselves’ whilst it got here to Madrid. And if the referee did blow for a nasty by way of Madrid then the avid gamers who have been closest – Alonso particularly – have been to get correct in his face, placed strain on him and bitch. however the emotions within the workforce lodge have been combined. Casillas was once telling team-mates he used to be bored with the entire ‘politicking’. ‘We can’t play like we did on the Bernabéu,’ he acknowledged. ‘I don’t care if it’s Mourinho or Capello or Pellegrini … I simply are looking to win the Copa del Rey, and everybody else can fuck off! ’ sooner than the sport Emilio Butragueño, head of institutional relatives at Madrid, referred to as his contacts within the Spanish soccer Federation at Mourinho’s request to invite the groundsmen to not water the Mestalla pitch. yet not anything used to be doing. Pinto, Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Adriano, Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets, Pedro, Messi and Villa coated up for Barça. The Madrid staff was once made of Casillas, Arbeloa, Ramos, Carvalho, Marcelo, Pepe, Alonso, Khedira, Özil, Ronaldo and Di María. Of the entire judgements Mourinho made that week, most likely an important used to be enjoying Ramos in the midst of the pitch. Ramos have been enjoying at right-back yet greater than somebody he felt cozy directing the defensive position, might be simply because as well as examining the sport so good his distribution from the again was once tremendous safe. This enabled the Madrid defence to maneuver 20 yards up from their very own zone, narrowing the gap that Pepe, Khedira and Alonso had to hide to dam off Barcelona’s passing channels, and successfully inhibiting Guardiola’s gamers of their stream.