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José Mourinho

Up Close & Personal
Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Mourinho is both a sumptuous celebration of The Special One's managerial career so far, and an enigmatic insight into his unique brand of football wisdom and philosophy.

In the legendary manager's very first audiobook, and in his own images and captions, José Mourinho charts the peaks and troughs of the opening 15 years of what has been a stellar rise to the summit of the global game.

©2015 Multisports and Image Management Limited (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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  • Ahmed
  • 03-05-2018

Only useful for a Chelsea supporter

Book is just full of stories and stats from Jose’s time as Chelsea manager (author is a Chelsea fan as well), I was actually hoping the author would have given more insight into his time in Madrid (which actually made me get the book in the first instance). Yeah, so it’s a good read for Chelsea fans.

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  • Caner Tek
  • 20-09-2017

journalist point of view

more about the relationship of journalist and JM. it is interesting that how this relations built.

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  • Mike
  • 16-08-2017

Top class. Get to know the real José Mourinho!!!

Top class account of the writer's working relationship and friendship with Jose Mourinho the Special One!

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  • AJE
  • 07-11-2017

A biased Love story of a Journalist and Mourinho

Great if your a chelsea fan and love a biased view of a lot of Chelsea "incidents", more of a vomit inducing love story between the author and Mourinho/Chelsea

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  • HARVEY
  • 24-08-2017

Insightful view of José

Insightful perspective of José , his philosophy on life as well as a football coach , from someone who knew him as a friend as well as a coach of renown

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  • Robert J O'Connor
  • 28-07-2017

Don't waste your money or credit

I was really looking forward to this to get some real insight to Jose who I noticed when he knock Man Utd in the champions league and the went on to manage Chelsea, I have compared him to be the modern day Brian Clough.
Unfortunately you have little or no insight to the man and most of the information is what you have picked up in the news or internet.
It may be of interest if you are a journalist or seeking a career in that field unfortunately I am not.
I felt I found more about the author more than Jose.
There are some snippets you may not of heard.
My advice would be to wait for Jose to finish his career him release his biography which he is intelligent enough to write himself and then you will get to see the real Man.
I have read and listened to many football books and biographies from players and managers and this was by far the poorest and most disappointing !

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  • Rudy Hughes
  • 16-09-2018

Below Average

No real storyline, disappointing that the book doesn't expand on Jose' time at Inter given that a treble in serie a has never been done in the history of football. The author turns the book into small stories about himself and Chelsea occasionally adding a small part of Jose into it. Narrator doesn't know how to pronounce key words, also does really strange accents to distinguish quotes etc.

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  • MR AJ PHILLIPS
  • 07-09-2018

Poor narrating

I wish the narrator would have learned how to pronounce the names of the sport stars. Really poor effort

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  • Mr. Andrew Cook
  • 30-08-2018

Fake accent

An enjoyable listen spoilt by the narrator putting on a false accent it would have been better without it otherwise an interesting listen

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-12-2017

Terrible, Glad I didn't pay for this book.

Hated every minute of this. Don't waste your money on a Tabloid Book reported from a tabloid Journalist.

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  • Trevor Morris
  • 08-09-2017

CRACKING READ!

Where does José Mourinho rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The voice took a bit of getting used to be suddenly you just focus on the content and info and marvel at the magic of Mourinho. Best audio book so far.

What other book might you compare José Mourinho to, and why?

I've generally listened to the old-time classics so this is the first sports book and so it's in a class of its own

What about Ric Jerrom’s performance did you like?

Not sure about the voice or the pace, seemed a bit slow, but soon just centred in on Mourinho and his amazing story.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Mourinho: The Man behind the Manager.

Any additional comments?

Very good info, quite a few good laughs, lots of facts and figures and plenty of unique insight. José laid bare. I highly recommend.