Sir Alex Ferguson’s new book, Leading, hits the shelves this week.
As part of a push towards new audiences – the business crowd, mainly – the Manchester United legend focuses on the managerial techniques he honed during his decades in football.
In his book Leading on Mourinho, Spanish journalist Diego Torres claimed that the Portuguese broke down in tears when it emerged that David Moyes was the preferred choice to take over from Ferguson at Old Trafford.
According to Torres, the Moyes appointment “provoked an earthquake”, with Mourinho feeling betrayed – mainly by Ferguson, with whom he had enjoyed a cordial relationship.
But Ferguson tells the tale differently, claiming that Mourinho had already made his mind up on a return to Chelsea by the time United made their approach. A face-saving revelation for the United hierarchy, if true.