Jose Mourinho’s sacking as Manchester United manager in December 2018 was big news, but it was hardly surprising.
After United’s worst start to a season in 29 years, it was inevitable the not-so-special-anymore one would go. What has been surprising is the speed with which Mourinho’s replacement, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, has turned things around at Old Trafford. Eight wins in a row for January’s Premier League Manager of the Month, it’s fair to say the Norwegian has hit the ground running.
So, are Mourinho’s authoritarian methods simply outdated, or was he just unlucky at Old Trafford? To answer that question, I spoke to Elite High Performance Consultant, Jon Pitts.
A week ago I was in Jersey visiting family and friends. I’m a lucky man – I’ve lived to the age of 38 with three grandparents still going strong. Formidable, amazing, special people them all. Popa – my Mum’s Dad – died when I was 16. The other three just kept going. Must’ve been the sea air.
But age is catching up with them, Grandad in particular who’d been suffering with lung cancer for two years. So instead of going out for lunch as normally we would when we’re over from Southampton, we instead decided to take some beers and a lemon drizzle cake over to Nanny and Grandad’s house. Ok so it wasn’t haute cuisine. But it was a nice, neat collection of a few of our favourite things.
From jewellery designer to visual merchandiser, to finalist in this year’s Masterchef.
41 year old Alex Jorge’s journey has certainly been a unique one. Raised by her Portuguese parents in West London’s Ladbroke Grove, Alex spent her childhood surrounded by love, laughs and good food.
“It was always Portuguese-inspired, really tasty, but really simple food,” Alex tells me, as we catch up over coffee in Central London, October 2018. I’ve known Alex for 20 years, and I couldn’t wait to hear how she came to be on Masterchef.