Chelsea's manager has had an unprecedented career in football. At 16 he wrote to Bobby Robson criticising one of decisions. Robson challenged the teenager to back up his claim and he provided such statistical analysis that Robson was offered him a place on the club's youth coaching staff. And so began the meteoric rise of AVB. Once the protege of Robson and Mourinho, he lead Porto to an extraordinary league victory in his first season. In 2011 he moved to Chelsea winning the Barclays Trophy and all pre-season fixtures. If the winning streak continues he will leave Mourinho's shadow.
André Villas-Boas, António Luís Alves Ribeiro Oliveira, Artur Jorge (Footballer), Cândido de Olivei
Author: Source Wikipedia
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: Andre Villas-Boas, Antonio Luis Alves Ribeiro Oliveira, Artur Jorge (footballer), Candido de Oliveira, Domingos Paciencia, Fernando Vaz, Gregorio Freixo, Henrique Calisto, Jesualdo Ferreira, Joao Carlos Pereira, Joao Resende Alves, Jorge Costa, Jorge Humberto, Jose Alberto Costa, Jose Maria Pedroto, Jose Romao, Juca, Manuel Machado (football manager), Mario Wilson, Nelo Vingada, Pedro Emanuel, Raul Aguas, Rogerio Goncalves, Ulisses Morais, Vitor Oliveira. Excerpt: Luis Andre de Pina Cabral e Villas-Boas (Portuguese pronunciation: ) (born 17 October 1977), known as Andre Villas-Boas and commonly referred to as AVB, is the Portuguese football manager of Tottenham Hotspur. He spent eight months as manager of Academica, one year as manager of Porto, and nine months as manager of Chelsea. He led Porto to an undefeated season in the league, winning four trophies and becoming the youngest manager ever to win a European title in the process. Unusually for a manager at the top level, he has no experience as a professional player. Born in Porto, Norte, Villas-Boas was the second child and first son of Luis Filipe Manuel Henrique do Vale Peixoto de Sousa e Villas-Boas (born 29 February 1952) and Teresa Maria de Pina Cabral e Silva (born 11 February 1951). At the age of 16 Villas-Boas found himself living in the same apartment block as Sir Bobby Robson, who was then manager of Porto. Following a debate between the two, Robson appointed Villas-Boas to Porto's observation department. Villas-Boas has spoken fluent English since childhood, as his grandmother was from Stockport. Robson arranged for Villas-Boas to obtain the FA coaching qualification, the UEFA C coaching licence in Scotland and for him to study the training methods of Ipswich Town. He later obtained his B licence, A licence and UEFA Pro Licence...
The season 2011/12 has to go down as one of the most unpredictable and exciting seasons in not just Chelsea's history but in the history of any team's season. Follow Chelsea's progress through this season that will be forever remembered for the bad and then the good by Chelsea fans. From the promise of the early weeks, the never ending Fernando Torres enigma, the infamous "high line philosophy", the hint of a return to winning ways against Manchester City and Valencia, the exiling of Alex and Anelka, the capitulation in Naples, the change in manager to redemption in F.A Cup and finally the conquering of Bayern Munich in their own Stadium in the Champions League Final. Here inside is interviews and excerpts from Andre Villas Boas, Roberto Di Matteo, John Terry, Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, Petr Cech, Ashley Cole, David Luiz, the opposition managers, the LMA, Premier League Official Statements and many, many more.
From the thousands of matches ever played by Arsenal, stretching from a muddy field on the Isle of Dogs in the 19th century to the Premier League era and the pristine perfection of the Emirates Stadium, here are 50 of the club's most glorious, epochal and thrilling games of all! Expertly presented in evocative historical context, and described incident-by-incident in atmospheric detail, Arsenal Greatest Games offers a terrace ticket back in time, taking in their first FA Cup win in 1930, 1930s dominance of domestic football under the great Herbert Chapman, through to the great 1971 double-winning side; on to the exploits under George Graham in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and Arsene Wenger's revolution and his all-conquering invincibles of 2004. An irresistible cast list of club legends - Frank McLintock, Charlie George, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright, Dennis Bergkamp - comes to life in these thrilling tales of goalscoring feats, great comebacks, Wembley glory and the odd glorious yet crushing disappointment. In all, a journey through the highlights of the Gunners' history which is guaranteed to make any fan's heart swell with pride.
£80 million in debt and with financial meltdown a matter of weeks away, in July 2003 Chelsea Football Club were saved from almost certain penury by Roman Abramovich, a reclusive young billionaire that few people outside his native Russia had heard of. Making History, Not Reliving It recounts the first decade of Roman’s rule in London mirrored against a backdrop of an ever-changing, social-media-driven, angst and envy-ridden world where the revolving door of change seems to spin as fast as that of the manager’s at Stamford Bridge. Granular season-by-season detail of exactly how Chelsea amassed three league titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, a Champions League and a Europa League in ten eventful years is entertainingly supplemented with news and entertainment bulletins and rounded off with enlightening and diverse points of view provided by a broad cross section of supporters unified by their blissful enjoyment of the desperate jealousy of rival fans now only able to relive the history that their own precious club’s once made.
Are you a life-long Spurs supporter? Is Tottenham Hotspur your local football club? Have you followed the team’s progress in the 2012/2013 season or gone to watch them play? If so, you won’t want to be without this new quiz book. Relive all the highs and lows of Spurs 2012/2013 season with the 100 challenging questions in this book, covering all aspects of the club’s performance including the players, goalscorers, away action, home games, wins, draws and losses. With a fitting foreword by Spurs TV commentator, Daniel Wynne, this book focuses exclusively on the events of the 2012/2013 season and, as all the questions centre around the club’s recent performance, this book can be enjoyed by Spurs fans of all ages. Forget those ‘before my time’ excuses and find out how much you really know about your favourite football club’s current form. So, brush up on your knowledge and impress your family and friends with the fascinating facts in The 2012/2013 Spurs Quiz Book. A must-have for all fans of Tottenham Hotspur FC.
This fully updated edition of the international bestseller includes Manchester City's incredible 2017-18 league triumph Pep Guardiola is the most successful and sought-after football coach in the world. After being appointed first-team manager in 2008, he transformed Barcelona into arguably the greatest club side of all time, winning thirteen trophies in four years, and he won the Double twice in his three years in charge of Bayern Munich. He then faced his biggest challenge yet when he joined Manchester City in 2016: to turn them into a team that consistently wins in the most difficult of leagues and a regular challenger in the Champions League. But in only his second year at the club, he had turned a good side into memorable one, leading them to the Premier League title in record-breaking style . . . and doing it the Guardiola way. Guillem Balagué has followed Pep's career from the outset and has had direct access to the man and his inner circle for this updated edition. This then is the definitive portrait of Pep Guardiola and his relentless pursuit of footballing perfection.
100 Questions on the World's Most Expensive Footballer
Author: Chris Cowlin
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Gareth Bale made footballing history when Real Madrid paid an unprecedented sum for him in August 2013 and the Welsh winger has come a long way in a short while since his career began with Southampton. But just what is it that makes Gareth so sought after? What special skills does he have to attract a major international club and make them want to invest in him so heavily? The Gareth Bale Quiz Book has all the answers. What sum did Real Madrid pay for Gareth in 2013? How old was Gareth when he made his professional football debut with Southampton Football Club? In what year did he become a father? Find out by tackling the 100 questions in this quiz book. Packed with facts about Gareth’s professional and personal life, this book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the most expensive footballer on earth. This tribute will appeal to football fans of all ages as well as anyone interested in learning more about this promising young winger.
‘When a man walks on to a pitch there’s always a chance something magic can happen, that’s what keeps us coming back...’ In A Man Walks On To a Pitch, Harry shares a lifetime’s experience of obsessing over football, during which he has seen it all first hand – the good, the bad and the unbelievable. Harry started in an age where players were ordinary blokes who might live on the same street as you and earn a similar wage. Now he manages in an era of player power, multi-million pound wages and teams assembled from around the globe. As he shares stories of some of the legends and journeymen he played, coached, argued and drank with, Harry picks a team for each decade from the 1950s to the present. He gets to the heart of what was right and wrong with each era and explores the changes in the game from lifestyle to tactics. He weaves his choices together with unforgettable tales from the training pitches, boot rooms and card schools. There are tales of the untutored genius of Duncan Edwards and Tom Finney, legendary tough Scots like Bobby Collins, Dave Mackay and Billy Bremner, the world-beaters of 1966, unpredictable one-off wizards from Sir Stanley Matthews to Matt Le Tissier, natural-born goalscorers from Greaves to Dalglish and the greatest foreign players to grace our game from Trautmann to Bergkamp. It is one of the best informal histories of the British game you’ll ever read.