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José Mourinho: The Art of Winning



The manager everyone loves to hate…

Mercurial Portuguese manager José Mourinho, who regards himself as football’s equivalent of George Clooney, featured in his own blockbuster this summer when he took charge of Manchester United – the world’s biggest club.

The news sent shockwaves through the Old Trafford faithful – generations of whom have pledged their loyalty to a succession of managerial legends including Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson.

At the very outset of what promises…

Soccer and Philosophy: Beautiful Thoughts on the Beautiful Game (Popular Cu…


This collection of incisive articles gives a leading team of international philosophers a free kick toward exploring the complex and often hidden contours of the world of soccer. What does it really mean to be a fan (and why should we count Aristotle as one)? Why do great players such as Cristiano Ronaldo count as great artists (up there alongside Picasso, one author argues)? From the ethics of refereeing to the metaphysics of bent (like Beckham) space-time, this book shows soccer fans and…

Transferts : Dans les coulisses du foot business (French Edition)



Zidane, Makelele, Henry,
Karembeu, Anelka, Wiltord, Vieira…
Il a côtoyé les stars du ballon rond ; il a été l’agent de la plupart d’entre elles ! Il dévoile l’envers du décor

Ils sont les conseillers des stars du ballon rond, parfois leurs amis, ils côtoient le gotha, ils brassent des millions, ce sont des faiseurs de rois pour certains, des mafieux, des voyous pour d’autres…

Autant d’images accrochées au revers de leur veste. Ils ? Les agents de joueurs. Tout le monde sait…