Diego Torres was written a new book from inside Real Madrid called “Preparense para perder” (Get Ready to Lose). Torres is known in Spain for being highly critical of Mourinho, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes.
In the book Torres reveals just how devastated Jose Mourinho was when United announced that David Moyes would be the next United manager and not the Special One.
According to an extract published in El Pais, Mourinho was very emotional when the news broke on May 8 that Ferguson had chosen Moyes as his successor.
“Jose Mourinho did not stop calling [sports agency Gestifute] employees,” Torres claims. “Those he was talking to, could hear him noisily sobbing and word spread. The most feared man in the company was crushed.”
Torres writes that Mendes had worked harder than any other agent in trying to ensure Mourinho got the United job, while it was also thought around Gestifute, the book says, that the agency’s close relationship with the English club through recent years would be an advantage.
But Ferguson and senior United figures, including Sir Bobby Charlton, were unsure about Mourinho’s turbulent style, and preferred to go for Moyes. The Portuguese apparently shouted: “But he’s won nothing,” when he heard the former Everton boss had beaten him to the job.
After missing out on the United job, Mourinho then accepted Chelsea’s offer, and claimed this was the job he always wanted, despite plenty of reports to the contrary.