José Mourinho: the early years

“I was nine or 10-years-old and my father was sacked on Christmas Day. He was a manager, the results had not been good, he lost a game on December 22 or 23. On Christmas Day, the telephone range and he was sacked in the middle of our lunch.” José Manuel Mourinho Félix­ had enjoyed a successful…

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The lineage of British managers abroad

IN EARLY JANUARY, David Moyes strolled through the city of San Sebastián, breathing in the air of a mild and bright Basque day. In an engaging interview filmed for Sky Sports with Geoff Shreeves, the Scot touched on his ill-fated time at Manchester United, his tactical approach, his natural domain of the coaching pitch and his…

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Sir Bobby Robson: football’s finest man

Bobby Robson was what is a known as a true football man. True football men are a rare breed. Their names and faces are etched in the memory of football’s illustrious and chaotic history, and of course, on more than a few cups. The true football men are legends in their own right; they are monumental figures…

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