Jose Mourinho explains why it’s easier for Man Utd to play against the better teams in the Premier League after Spurs lose 2-1 at Old Trafford “There are coaches from NBA, Formula 1, tennis, NFL, rugby. But the Amazon guys, they cannot know.”Amazon will be delighted with their investment after controversial Mourinho took over from Mauricio Pochettino in a dramatic season.The first full campaign in Spurs’ new home has been hit with a series of crises on and off the field and should make for good TV. MANCHESTER UNITED refused to allow Amazon to film Jose Mourinho in the Old Trafford dressing room.The Portuguese suffered a 2-1 defeat as he returned to his former stomping ground thanks to Marcus Rashford’s double.1 Jose Mourinho is being followed around by Amazon cameras this seasonCredit: Getty Images – GettyAnd United prevented Amazon from capturing behind-the-scenes footage for a documentary they are producing on Tottenham’s season.Spurs chief Daniel Levy secured a £10m deal to allow Amazon’s cameras access to the stadium, training ground and behind-the-scenes areas.But they hit a stumbling block when Old Trafford chiefs became the first to stop the streaming giant from filming in the away dressing room.Mourinho is also starring in a Netflix documentary about coaching and has joked they should keep quiet about it as their rivals produce their own show.He confirmed: “I’m doing an episode for Netflix, it’s true. Eight coaches of eight different sports.”I’ve filmed it already, I don’t know when it comes out. My part is done.
It’s fair to say that cars and I aren’t the most natural of pairings. I have no interest in regularly upgrading the car that I drive and couldn’t name the latest must-have makes and models if my life depended on it.Yet, this week, my interest was piqued during a discussion with several industry experts about one of the latest developments to hit the company car scene: Tesla electric cars.Some of the features of these models could have come straight from some of my childhood imaginings of what the world would look like in the future (in the days when anything more than 10 years hence would naturally appear space age and futuristic).As well as the ability to accelerate from 0-60 in less than three seconds, these cars also have a self-drive feature, which requires the driver to do little more than set their car on their desired course and a ‘summon’ function, which enables the driver to set it to self park, and drive out of the parking space via the touch of a smartphone. Personally, I hope this latter feature catches on more widely!But, while such features are revolutionising the motor industry, what do they mean for company cars and fleet managers?For example, how comfortable should employers be in effectively handing over responsibility for their drivers’ safety to a piece of machinery?And should the self-drive function fail while on the road, where would liability for any consequences of this sit?Or, conversely, would this feature actually remove an element of driver risk?In addition, with this make of car being so reliant on technology, could this lead to employees feeling as if they are being continually monitored by their employer while they are on the road?Only time will tell. In the meantime, I’m off to find a car that can park itself…Debbie Lovewell-TuckEditorTweet: @DebbieLovewell