In the midst of overseeing Chelsea’s worst start to a campaign in 37 years and with his own position as boss of the west London club under scrutiny, Jose Mourinho is set to release a book about his managerial splendour next week. That is if the report from the Mirror is true.
As per the above named source, the book is titled “Mourinho”, and is the first to be written by the Portuguese gaffer and has been described as a “sumptuous visual celebration of the Special One’s exceptional managerial career so far.
The book will be released at a time when Chelsea currently languish in 16th place having accumulated just 8 points in 8 league outings this term, with Mourinho getting a public vote of confidence from the club’s top brass after the reigning Premier League champions fell to a 3-1 defeat at home to Southampton on Saturday – their fourth in the league this term.
The loss to the Saints signaled the first time Mourinho’s Chelsea have lost by more than two goals in a home league game at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues’ defence haplessly fragile this term having conceded 17 goals already in the league.
Moreover, the three goals conceded against Ronald Koeman’s side means the champions have now surpassed the number they conceded throughout the entire 2004/05 title-winning season, meaning their is a huge problem in the Chelsea rearguard.
Meanwhile, Mourinho’s book comprises the Chelsea boss’ 15-year senior managerial career, with his two Champions League win with Porto and Inter Milan one of the main talking points, so says the report.
Nevertheless, the self-proclaimed Special One has much to think about ahead of the book’s release, with the visit of fellow struggler Aston Villa expected at Stamford Bridge after the international break; a game Mourinho will be hoping will be a catalyst to help his side return to the splendid form which saw them win the league title last season with three games to spare.