[157], Manchester United finished second in the table after a 1–0 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion, finishing nineteen points behind Manchester City. [106][107] Barça manager Pep Guardiola conceded the title to Real Madrid. [136] Mourinho was subsequently named as Premier League Manager of the Season, with Chelsea losing just three matches all season. Grant's squad managed to reach the final of the Champions League (something Mourinho failed to achieve in his three years at Chelsea), reach the final of the League Cup and maintained the unbeaten home streak at Stamford Bridge. At a press conference in March 2009, he insulted the first two rivals by claiming they would end the season with no honours, and accused the Italian sport journalists of "intellectual prostitution" on their behalf. A return to management came in November 2019 when Mourinho was announced as Mauricio Pochettino’s successor at Spurs. The fall of António de Oliveira Salazar's Estado Novo regime in April 1974, however, led to the family losing all but a single property in nearby Palmela. He left the club on 5 December 2000[35] after just nine league games in charge. In the second leg at home, Real Madrid took a 2–0 lead from two Cristiano Ronaldo goals but Bayern's Arjen Robben (a former Real player whom Mourinho previously managed at Chelsea) converted a penalty to level the aggregate score at 3–3, and Madrid was eliminated in the shootout with Ronaldo, Kaká and Ramos all failing to convert their spot kicks. Inter put in a series of lacklustre group stage performances that included a shock 1–0 home loss to Panathinaikos and an away draw with Cypriot minnows Anorthosis Famagusta. On 5 May 2010, the team won the Coppa Italia, defeating Roma 1–0, and on 16 May 2010, Inter beat Siena 1–0 to secure the domestic double, accomplishing the feat of winning all trophies available for a manager in the Serie A. There was, however, to be further friction between Mourinho and Abramovich when Avram Grant was appointed as director of football, despite objections from Mourinho. [57] He spoke solely in Italian in his first press conference as Inter boss, claiming to have learnt it "in three weeks". Jose Mourinho has said that Tottenham are ‘just a pony’ and aren’t a horse in the title race despite sitting top of the Premier League after 10 games played. He sits joint second on the all-time list, together with Arsene Wenger. A third Premier League title was then secured following a 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace on Sunday 3 May 2015. [237], In 2019, Mourinho began hosting a show on the RT network called On the Touchline with José Mourinho in which he covers the 2019 UEFA Champions League. [189][190][191][2] In 2010, Pep Guardiola described Mourinho as "probably the best coach in the world". May it be in 2015/16 or in 2018/19, the team went to lose steam after the initial spur. [116] After losing 3–2 in Barcelona in the first leg of the 2012 Supercopa de España, Real Madrid won the return leg in Madrid 2–1. In his first campaign at Stamford Bridge in 2004/05, Chelsea won their first top-flight title for 50 years with a record haul of 95 points. Notably, in the Champions League semi-final match against Liverpool at Anfield, Shevchenko was not even included on the bench. Cannavaro had said that Santon might have to leave Inter to get regular playing time to gain selection for Italy in the upcoming World Cup. Jermain Defoe scored 143 goals in 364 appearances for Tottenham in two spells and is backing his former club to win the Premier League under Jose Mourinho Mourinho signed Argentine striker Diego Milito, who fell just one goal short of winning the top scorer award with Genoa, as well as Thiago Motta and Wesley Sneijder, to bolster the midfield. [113] On 13 May 2012, Real Madrid defeated Mallorca 4–1 in their last league match of the season, which set records for most games won in a La Liga season (32), most away wins (16), most points obtained in any of the top European leagues (100), improving the most goals scored record they already had set earlier (121) and finishing the season with the highest goal difference (+89). He became the only coach who has won the national super cups in four European countries. Adriano left Inter in April 2009, and the exit of the Brazilian striker was followed by the Argentine duo Julio Cruz and Hernán Crespo. The signing of Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko in the summer of 2006 for a club record fee would also prove to be a point of contention between Mourinho and Abramovich. On 24 January 2015, Chelsea were knocked out of the fourth round of the FA Cup with a surprise 2–4 defeat to League One side Bradford City, ending their hopes of a potential quadruple. Liverpool steamrolled their way to the title last season with relative ease … [123], On 3 June 2013, Chelsea appointed Mourinho as manager for the second time, on a four-year contract. [200] Additionally, Johan Cruyff stated that same year, "Mourinho is a negative coach. [239], "Mourinho" redirects here. In 2005, after Chelsea clinched the Premier League title, Ferguson had his players form a guard of honour at Chelsea's next game at Old Trafford,[43] a favour that Mourinho returned in 2007 at Stamford Bridge after Ferguson's squad were confirmed league champions. [59] By the end of the transfer window, he had brought three new players to the side: Brazilian winger Mancini (€13 million),[60][61] Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari for a reported €14 million[62] and Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma for a cash/player exchange fee of €18.6 million plus young Portuguese midfielder Pelé.[63][64]. It's a question that has been put to many following the team's hard-fought 1-0 win away at Burnley on Monday evening. This match marked the first competitive action for new signings Diego Costa, Cesc Fàbregas and Thibaut Courtois, the latter starting in goal after a three-year loan spell at Atlético Madrid. [228], Mourinho was part of an unusual event in May 2007 when he was arrested for preventing animal welfare officials from putting his dog into quarantine. [155] United made a strong start to the season before a difficult winter schedule widened the gap between them and city rivals Manchester City. Mourinho left Manchester United in December 2018, with the club lying in sixth place after 17 matches. Only later I realised that one's personality and pride cannot be put before the interest of the institution we serve. [145], On 11 September 2016, Mourinho lost his first Manchester derby as a manager in a 2–1 defeat to Manchester City; this was also his eighth loss against his rival manager while with Real Madrid, former Barça manager Pep Guardiola. [215], On 17 August 2011, in the final of the 2011 Supercopa de España, Mourinho was seen gouging the eye of Barcelona's assistant coach Tito Vilanova during a brawl at the end of the game. [118], In the post-game press conference after the second leg with Dortmund, Mourinho hinted that the 2012–13 season with Real Madrid would be his last, saying, "I am loved by some clubs, especially one. Grant's position was further enhanced by being given a seat on the board. After two years at Porto, the duo moved again, joining Barcelona in 1996. It also maintained his 100% record of winning every major European Cup final as a manager. Speaking on Sky Sports (via the Daily Mail) yesterday, Roy Keane doubted Tottenham Hotspur's 'X factor' when it came to their ability to potentially win the Premier League title. "[128] On 19 April 2014, Mourinho suffered his first ever home league defeat as Chelsea manager in a 2–1 loss to Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. [235] In October 2010, Mourinho was ranked number nine on the list of Most Influential Men published by AskMen.com. Under Mourinho, Chelsea built on the potential developed in the previous season. Mourinho responded by saying that Cannavaro was acting like a coach. [122] Three days later, Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez announced Mourinho would leave the club at the end of the season by "mutual agreement", a year after signing a contract extension to 2016. On 2 May 2012, Real Madrid won 3–0 against Athletic Bilbao to clinch the Liga title for the first time in four years. [152] Manchester United won 3–2 over Southampton in the EFL Cup Final at Wembley. [86], After days of discussions between Real Madrid and Inter, a world record breaking compensation package was successfully agreed on 28 May 2010, and Mourinho was consequently released by Inter. I think it is a project which, if the club fail to win everything, then [Roman] Abramovich could retire and take the money out of the club. [19], Mourinho wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and joined the Belenenses youth team. Both teenagers played a part in the Scudetto-winning season and played enough games to earn their first senior trophy. The second leg at Camp Nou finished 1–1, which eliminated Real from the tournament. [207] After an investigation of the incident, Mourinho was given a two-match touchline ban for his behaviour and both Chelsea and the manager were fined by UEFA, though the body confirmed that it did not hold Mourinho personally responsible for Frisk's retirement. Real Madrid won the competition on the away goals rule after a tie of 4–4 on aggregate. Mourinho believed in reactive football. [133], On 1 March 2015, Chelsea defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 in the League Cup final to claim their first trophy of the season, and Mourinho's first trophy since returning to Chelsea. In Spain it is different, some people hate me, many of you in this [press] room. [151] On 29 January 2017, despite a 2–1 second leg loss away to Hull City, Mourinho's United reached the final of the EFL Cup by virtue of a 3–2 aggregate win. Ahead of the trip to his former club Chelsea on Sunday, where he won three Premier League titles during two spells at the club, Mourinho, having lost his mojo after a difficult two years at Old Trafford, appears happy again in the capital. We have updated our cookie policy to reflect changes in the law on cookies and tracking technologies used on websites. [40] At this time, Porto was in fifth place in the Liga (behind Sporting CP, Boavista, União de Leiria and Benfica), had been eliminated from the Taça de Portugal and was in last place in their UEFA Champions League second group stage. Lampard gave Mourinho a bloody nose when his Derby side dumped Manchester United, then managed by the Mourinho, out of the League Cup on penalties in … [20] Robson was sacked by the club in December 1993. [166] He later sparked media attention on 26 November 2019, when he claimed that ball boy Callum Hynes 'assisted' Spurs' second goal in a 4–2 win over Olympiacos in the Champions League. [87][88], On 28 May 2010, it was confirmed that Mourinho would take over from Manuel Pellegrini at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. 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[10] Under a year later, Mourinho was appointed at rival club Manchester United, where he won the UEFA Europa League, League Cup, and FA Community Shield in his first season, before being dismissed in 2018. Real Madrid appointed Mourinho as their coach in the summer of 2010, going on to win the Copa del Rey in 2011 and edge Barcelona to the 2011/12 La Liga title. His father played football professionally for Os Belenenses and Vitória de Setúbal, earning one cap for Portugal in the course of his career. It comes amid a season full of surprises where shock results are becoming the norm. [148][149], Following the charges made by the FA over Mourinho's comments about referee Anthony Taylor,[150] Mourinho once again got into trouble with a referee on 29 October when he was sent to the stands by Mark Clattenburg during the 0–0 home draw against Burnley. [210] Later that year, he labelled Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger "a voyeur" after being irked at what he saw as the latter's apparent obsession with Chelsea. [138] On 29 August, Mourinho reached his 100th Premier League home match at Chelsea, which ended in a 2–1 loss to Crystal Palace. Mourinho was sent off in the December Derby d'Italia away fixture after he sarcastically applauded the referee for what he felt was a dubious free-kick given to Juventus and Inter went on to lose 2–1, courtesy of a Claudio Marchisio winner in the second half. Tottenham Hotspur winger Lucas Moura believes Jose Mourinho is the right man to finally lead the club to the Premier League title. [182] In a 2013 Champions League encounter with Manchester United at Old Trafford, and with Real Madrid losing 1–0 and facing imminent elimination, United's Nani was sent off for a harsh charge on Álvaro Arbeloa. [153], On 24 May 2017, Manchester United won the Europa League courtesy of a 2–0 win over Ajax. [101][102], On 7 December 2011, Real Madrid defeated Ajax with a 3–0 scoreline and concluded the Champions League group stage with six victories,[103] becoming the fifth team in Champions League history to accomplish the feat. He was the outsider, the outcast who now revels in his role as the dark lord. On 29 November 2010, Mourinho's Madrid were defeated in his first Clásico encounter against Barcelona. Shevchenko's strike partner, Didier Drogba, had the highest scoring season of his career that year and this led Shevchenko to be dropped from the starting line-up towards the end of the season by Mourinho. Under Mourinho, Chelsea secured their first top-flight domestic title in 50 years, setting a string of English football records in the process, including the most points ever achieved in the Premier League (95) and the fewest goals conceded (15). [229] The dog had not been sufficiently inoculated but the situation was resolved after it was returned to Portugal and Mourinho received a police caution. This transfer was the second most expensive in the history of the transfer market, after Cristiano Ronaldo moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid earlier in the summer. The club has spent much of … He let Mourinho develop his own independent coaching style and entrusted him with the coaching duties of Barcelona B. [192] Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has stated that Mourinho is the best manager he has ever worked for. [74], Mourinho once again sparked controversy in the summer with his argument with Italy national team coach Marcello Lippi. "[142], On 27 May 2016, Mourinho signed a three-year contract with Manchester United, with an option to stay at the club until at least 2020. [22] The two remained good friends and Mourinho later reflected on the effect Robson had had upon him: One of the most important things I learnt from Bobby Robson is that when you win, you shouldn't assume you are the team, and when you lose, you shouldn't think you are rubbish. [182][183], Mourinho is also renowned for always being well-informed about his next opponent and tactically outwitting other managers in games. He returned to the Blues on 3 June 2013, nine years and a day after getting his first taste of management in England’s top tier. Mourinho explained: Look, if I have a triangle in midfield – Claude Makélélé behind and two others just in front – I will always have an advantage against a pure 4–4–2 where the central midfielders are side by side. ... Gary Neville Gary Neville explains why Liverpool and Man City can help Tottenham win the title Jose Mourinho's side are leading the way in the Premier League and will be looking to keep hold of their top spot on Sunday afternoon. [78] On 13 April, Inter continued their good season, having managed to reach the Coppa Italia final, for the first time under Mourinho, by beating Fiorentina 1–0 away (2–0 on aggregate). footballlondon. But he must win a trophy, "José Mourinho. On 2 June 2004, Mourinho moved to Chelsea on a three-year contract, after a £1.7 million compensation package was agreed with Porto. Jose Mourinho claims Premier League leaders Tottenham are only the ponies in a title race full of thoroughbreds.. Mourinho watched Spurs climb back to the top of the table by grinding out a goalless draw at Chelsea.. [75], Later during the season, Mourinho maintained a strongly critical position against refereeing in Italy, which reached its peak during the league game on 22 February 2010 against Sampdoria, which ended in a 0–0 tie, with two Inter players being sent off in the first half. [citation needed] Shevchenko, at the time of his signing, was one of the most highly regarded strikers in Europe during his time with Milan, where he won the Champions League, Scudetto and Ballon d'Or awards in his seven years in Milan. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest managers of all time, and is one of the most decorated managers ever. He quickly identified several key players whom he saw as the backbone of what he believed would be a perfect Porto team: Vítor Baía, Ricardo Carvalho, Costinha, Deco, Dmitri Alenichev and Hélder Postiga. Their 2009–10 season was marked by disappointments such as Alcorconazo, a shock 2009–10 Copa del Rey round-of-32 knockout by Segunda División B team Alcorcón, and elimination from the Champions League by Lyon in the round of 16, though they finished second in La Liga with a club record 96 points. As a result, UEFA charged Mourinho along with the four related players with improper conduct regarding the dismissals. Mourinho left as the most successful manager in Chelsea's history, having won six trophies for the club in three years. After the presentation of his championship medal, Mourinho threw his medal and blazer into the crowd. Mourinho, whilst dedicated to football, describes his family as the centre of his life and has said that the "most important thing is my family and being a good father. Lucas Moura believes Jose Mourinho is the man to end Tottenham's trophy drought and could even lead them to the Premier League title. A usual feature of his teams is playing with three or more central midfielders, as Mourinho has stressed midfield superiority as crucial in winning games. Tottenham v Man City: Mourinho braces for Premier League title charge. On 23 October 2016, Mourinho made his first visit back to Chelsea with Manchester United since leaving in December 2015. They would eventually finish 10 points clear of Milan. This forced United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to move Danny Welbeck from the midfield to that flank, thus freeing Xabi Alonso, and two quick goals turned the game in Madrid's favour. [33][34] Their reign, however, appeared to be at risk after Benfica's election turned against club president João Vale e Azevedo, and the newly elected Manuel Vilarinho said that he would instate ex-Benfica player Toni as his new coach. But he then wrote off their title chances, insisting the bigger spending power of his rivals gives them the edge. In 2010, he led Inter Milan to a European treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia, and the UEFA Champions League; a first for an Italian club. For other people named Mourinho, see, Portuguese association football player and manager, Manchester United appoints José Mourinho as new manager, World Soccer Magazine World Manager of the Year, World Soccer 3rd Greatest Manager of All Time, European Coach of the Year – Alf Ramsey Award, BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award, Globe Soccer Awards Best Coach of the Year, Globe Soccer Awards Best Media Attraction in Football, List of English football championship winning managers, José and his Amazing Technicolor Overcoat, "Mourinho: José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix: Manager", "Greatest Managers, No. He was named Portuguese Coach of the Century by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) in 2015,[13] and was the first coach to spend more than £1 billion on transfers. If nobody comes to him he can see the whole pitch and has time. 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