mannager Jos Mourinho arrived to coach Chelsea in the summer of 2004.

Lured by the club's billionaire owner Roman Abramovich, Mourinho has quickly taken Chelsea to Premiership leaders and favourites to win their first title.

He has made an immediate, and, at times, controversial impact on English football, with his unmistakeable self-confidence, drive and ambition and infamous run-ins with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

This book charts Mourinho's rise from relatively humble beginnings as assistant coach to Sir Bobby Robson at Spanish club Barcelona to become the most sought-after club manager in Europe.

The book offers an insight into Mourinho's management skills, as well as his whole footballing philosophy and his approach to motivating his players.

Mourinho himself writes of his move to Roman Abramovich's Chelsea and of approaches by other clubs and his fears for his personal safety and that of his family after receiving a death threat on the eve of what should have been the biggest night of his life.

The book is written by Mourinho's long-term friend, Portuguese journalist Lus Loureno and gives many private insights into the manager's personality.

Readers are taken through Mourinho's short-lived yet turbulent spells at Portuguese giants Benfica and minnows Uni£o de Leiria right through to his night of unforgettable glory as his club FC Porto are crowned Champions of Europe.

Most interestingly, the book offers an insight into Mourinho's philosophy when he says "the concept of club is more important than any player" - an idea which certainly seems to be bearing fruit for Chelsea, even with its huge squad of big-name stars.

The book, priced at £12.99, is published by Dewi Lewis Media Ltd, 8 Broomfield Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 4ND England, telephone 0044 161 442 9450 or log onto www.dewilewismedia. com