Jose Mourinho broke down crying after rejection for Manchester United job


José Mourinho is said to have broken down in tears at the news that David Moyes had been given the Manchester United job instead. The allegation originates from book by respected Spanish journalist Diego Torres, who writes El País, a major major newspaper in Spain. El Pais translates to “The Country” in English.

The book, quite provocatively entitled Prepare to Lose: the Mourinho Era, says the selection of Moyes over Mourinho “provoked an earthquake” and that Mourinho felt let down by Sir Alex Ferguson.

According to the Guardian

“Mourinho … thought that Ferguson was, besides his ally, also his friend and godfather. He was convinced that they were tied by a relationship of genuine trust. He thought that his fabulous collection of titles constituted an ‘endorsement’ unreachable to any other contenders. When he knew that Ferguson had chosen Moyes, the Everton coach, he was struck by a terrible disbelief. Moyes hadn’t won absolutely anything!”

Mourinho, the book says, “felt betrayed by Ferguson and feared that someone might stop taking him seriously. For years the propaganda machine acting at his services had divulged the idea of a friendship that now was revealed as a fantasy image.”

The Chelsea manager and the Chelsea football club themselves have yet to respond publicly to the allegations Mourinho felt let down by Sir Alex Ferguson and/or the Diego Torres tome.

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An analyst for 95.7 The Fan and 1620 The Zone, he also writes for Chicago Now. Follow him on Twitter (@paulmbanks) and Facebook

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