Is Manchester United José Mourinho’s Mission Possible? We’ll soon find out | Alastair Campbell
Guardian (UK) - 10 months
The ‘Special One’ arrives at Old Trafford with a big ego but a damaged reputation. What happens next will come down to his ability to learn and adapt Now that he has the Manchester United job he long-coveted, what does the resurrection of José Mourinho, and the demise of Louis van Gaal, say not just about football management but about leadership more generally? The first thing is that if you are looking for lasting friendship and loyalty, you might be better off even in politics than in top-flight football management. There has been a real lack of class about the way Van Gaal’s departure has been handled, his one moment of triumph in winning the FA Cup last Saturday totally wrecked by the breaking news that he would soon be on his way. Continue reading...
Guardian (UK) article