How much of the tactical evolution that came next was planned, and how much a product of circumstance?  On 11 March 2015, Chelsea were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 after losing to Paris Saint-Germain on away goals.  Van Gaal also let Mourinho take charge of the first team (acting as Mourinho's assistant himself) for certain trophies, like the Copa Catalunya, which Mourinho won in 2000. Both managers refused to confirm or deny the report, but Conte disputed claims that he was trying to antagonise Mourinho. Adriano left Inter in April 2009, and the exit of the Brazilian striker was followed by the Argentine duo Julio Cruz and Hernán Crespo. If Mourinho had returned, he might have used it to reinforce that us-against-the-world mentality. Mourinho later cleared doubts regarding his future at Stamford Bridge, stating that there would only be two ways for him to leave Chelsea: if Chelsea were not to offer him a new contract in June 2010, and if Chelsea were to sack him.. Mourinho said that this biased the referee and caused him to send off Chelsea striker Didier Drogba in the second half. The Benfica hierarchy wanted to appoint Jesualdo Ferreira as the new assistant coach, but Mourinho refused and picked Carlos Mozer, a retired Benfica defender, as his right-hand man instead. In 2003, Mourinho won his first Primeira Liga with a 27–5–2 record, 11 points clear of Benfica, the team he quit two years earlier. He delivered the treble to Inter in 2010. , Widely known for his strong personality, refined dress sense and quirky comments at press conferences, Mourinho has experienced fame outside of football circles, featuring in European advertisement campaigns for Samsung, American Express, Braun, Jaguar and Adidas, amongst others. Mourinho is also acknowledged for his attention to detail, organisational planning and in-game communication. , Mourinho strengthened his side further in the summer of 2017, with the signings of Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, defender Victor Lindelöf, and midfielder Nemanja Matić. Wenger was furious with the remark and considered taking legal action against Mourinho. Mourinho believed in reactive football.  United made a strong start to the season before a difficult winter schedule widened the gap between them and city rivals Manchester City.  Mourinho signed up to cover the 2018 FIFA World Cup as an analyst on RT. " Only weeks after being given the job at Benfica, Mourinho's mentor, Sir Bobby Robson, offered him the assistant manager's role at Newcastle United. The 2009–10 season was Inter Milan's 101st in existence and 94th consecutive season in the top flight of Italian football.  The Porto team, consisting of players like Ljubinko Drulović, Domingos, Rui Barros, Jorge Costa and Vítor Baía, went on to dominate Portuguese football the following years. , 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. And now we knew that it was exactly that: history. Domestic success had come easy for Inter ever since the Calciopoli scandal of 2006, which saw Juventus relegated from the top flight, and further punishments handed out to Milan, Fiorentina and Lazio. The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull had obliged Barcelona to travel to Milan by bus for the first leg of that tie, where the Catalans slumped to a disjointed 3-1 defeat. There was little evidence in that first season that Mourinho could take this team higher. The physical and combative abilities of the teams' defenders and midfielders allowed Porto to apply pressure from the offensive lines and forced opponents either to concede the ball or try longer, uncertain passes. It's an uncertain project. Mourinho quickly introduced Luka Modrić and moved Sami Khedira to the right flank, where Manchester United had a numerical disadvantage due to Nani's red card. As he sat back down, some Chelsea fans repeatedly (and loudly) started chanting against Mourinho.  Additionally, Johan Cruyff stated that same year, "Mourinho is a negative coach. Mourinho's soldiers - Ten years on from Inter Milan's historic treble Inter remain the only Italian side to win the treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and the Champions League in a single campaign This comment resulted in the media dubbing him "The Special One". Deze pagina is voor het laatst bewerkt op 10 aug 2020 om 13:46. Only later I realised that one's personality and pride cannot be put before the interest of the institution we serve. Mourinho also won the Taça de Portugal, beating former club Leiria in the final, and the UEFA Cup final against Celtic, both in May 2003. , Manchester United finished second in the table after a 1–0 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion, finishing nineteen points behind Manchester City. , On 23 October 2016, while Mourinho's Manchester United was trailing 4–0 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte waved up the home crowd, urging them to make more noise to support the team. It's always in the whole that you find the truth. But he must win a trophy, "José Mourinho. And when I'm in Portugal, I always go. He lacked the requisite pace and power to become a professional and chose to focus on becoming a football coach instead. 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. UCL MD5 Inter Milan beat Gladbach and stay alive - Liverpool & Man City advance Hakimi and Eriksen struggling Inter’s Conte: “Higher requirements in Italy than in Germany or the Premier League” Perhaps that was a fitting epilogue – further evidence that nobody gave this team and these players the respect they merited.  In October 2010, Mourinho was ranked number nine on the list of Most Influential Men published by AskMen.com. " Apart from his native Portuguese, Mourinho speaks Spanish, Italian, French, Catalan and English to varying degrees of fluency. , Liverpool offered their managerial position to Rafael Benítez and Mourinho instead accepted a large offer from Roman Abramovich and pledged his immediate future to Chelsea.. 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.  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.  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. 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. With the victory, he became the first United manager to win a major trophy in his debut season. Worldwide express delivery!  Real Madrid topped the league nine points clear of runners-up Barcelona. 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, a favour that Mourinho returned in 2007 at Stamford Bridge after Ferguson's squad were confirmed league champions. And then he jumped straight out again, running over to hug Marco Materazzi. 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.  He secured his first ever win as a manager at St James' Park on 15 July 2020 when Tottenham defeated Newcastle by a scoreline of 3–1. In Madrid on May 22, 2010, Mourinho's Inter …  The Benfica hierarchy wanted to appoint Jesualdo Ferreira as the new assistant coach, but Mourinho refused and picked Carlos Mozer, a retired Benfica defender, as his right-hand man instead. Then, in 1992, an opportunity arose to work as a translator for a top foreign coach: Bobby Robson had been appointed as the new manager of Lisbon club Sporting CP and needed an English-speaking local coach to work as his interpreter. He only cares about the result and doesn't care much for good football.". Upon later reflection, Vilarinho rued his poor judgement and expressed his frustration at losing Mourinho: [Put me] back then [and] I would do exactly the opposite: I would extend his contract. Inter finished behind Panathinaikos in the Champions League group stage and crashed out in the last 16. This meant Mourinho had won every domestic title available for a manager in the Spanish top division within two years. It was a triumph at home and almost a disaster in Europe, where its narrowness was repeatedly exposed. Materazzi had only started a handful of games that season, but he was a kindred spirit, a player who bought into the Portuguese’s approach absolutely.  On 29 August, Mourinho reached his 100th Premier League home match at Chelsea, which ended in a 2–1 loss to Crystal Palace. The club, however, was defeated 4–1 in the first leg away at Borussia Dortmund. Under Mourinho, Chelsea built on the potential developed in the previous season. As a result, UEFA charged Mourinho along with the four related players with improper conduct regarding the dismissals.  United also lost the 2018 FA Cup Final to Mourinho's former club Chelsea after an Eden Hazard penalty sealed a 1–0 win for the Blues. After the presentation of his championship medal, Mourinho threw his medal and blazer into the crowd. Yet Mourinho was able to persuade the Cameroonian to do exactly that: moving out to the left wing as Inter adapted mid-season into a 4-2-3-1. 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. “You’re going and you’re leaving us with [Rafa] Benítez. ", 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. On 2 May 2012, Real Madrid won 3–0 against Athletic Bilbao to clinch the Liga title for the first time in four years. "It was very, very hard to play against Chelsea, and I did it only twice which was not so bad." , When Ba hit the winner, Mourinho darted down the touchline "in celebration", but afterwards he said he was primarily running to tell Torres and Ba their positional instructions for the remaining six minutes of the contest, which is backed up by the pictures.  The Chelsea board held an emergency meeting and decided it was time to part with their manager. In a roundabout way, Inter might once again have had Barcelona to thank.  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. Inter were the team that threw away the league title on the final day in 2002, and who had never threatened to win Europe’s top club competition during Massimo Moratti’s 15-year presidency to date, despite lavish transfer spending. 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.  After the Coppa Italia final in May, fans of Roma's cross-town rivals Lazio, the new Coppa Italia winners, wore shirts with Io campione, tu zero titoli ("I'm a champion, you have no honours") on it, quoting Mourinho's "zeru tituli" statement. Ba's job was to sit in front of the defence and mark Alex if he ventured forward, Torres' to man-mark Maxwell. The pair had met to discuss transfer terms while Cole was still under contract to Arsenal, which was in breach of the Premier League rules.  On 22 December 2010, Mourinho won a match by the widest margin in his career, winning 8–0 against Levante, also of La Liga, in the first leg of their quarter-final of the Copa del Rey.  This also made Mourinho the first manager in history to win every domestic title, the league championship, cup, super cup and league cup (if available) in four European leagues. Also, in this match Real Madrid broke the record for most goals scored in the championship, with 109. , 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. , "Mourinho" redirects here. Tell Benfica if they want a first-team coach you will go; if they want an assistant you will stay. , In a 2010–11 Champions League match at Ajax in November 2010, late in the match when Real Madrid were leading 4–0, two Real Madrid players received late second yellow cards related to time-wasting. Yet Inter’s treble winners of 2009-10 do feel like an exception: less a glorious chapter in their team’s record book than a sensational short story. In spite of these tensions, the 2007–08 transfer season would see the departure of Dutch winger Arjen Robben to Real Madrid and the arrival of French midfielder Florent Malouda from Lyon. , Mourinho is also renowned for always being well-informed about his next opponent and tactically outwitting other managers in games. For significant stretches of their greatest-ever season, Inter weren’t actually very good. In Spain it is different, some people hate me, many of you in this [press] room.  He spoke solely in Italian in his first press conference as Inter boss, claiming to have learnt it "in three weeks". Marca proclaimed that Mourinho had passed the test to become the next head coach of Real Madrid, as their fans celebrated the elimination of Barcelona. Even then, was he offside in the buildup? During the pre-season, Mourinho put detailed reports of the team training on the club website. During his reign, the Italian club completed an unprecedented seasonal treble by winning the Serie A, […] How a manager banded together a collection of gifted rejects with a point to prove then defied history to win the lot, Last modified on Mon 20 Apr 2020 16.50 EDT. The second leg at Camp Nou finished 1–1, which eliminated Real from the tournament. , Mourinho wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and joined the Belenenses youth team. But Jose Mourinho's treble winning Inter Milan side of the 2009 season was an exception to the rule. , However, a plethora of Mourinho's tactical decisions have been met with criticism. Abramovich's insistence on Mourinho playing the Ukrainian was widely viewed as a further source of friction between the two men. The following league games confirmed Mourinho's statement, defeating Málaga 4–1 and Racing Santander 6–1. He retained Steve Clarke, a long-serving former player at Chelsea, who had also performed an assistant managerial-type role under previous managers at the club. , On 20 April 2011, Mourinho won his first trophy in Spanish football as Real Madrid defeated arch-rivals Barcelona 1–0 in the Copa del Rey final held at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, ending Real Madrid's 18-year-long Copa del Rey drought. , Mourinho recorded his 300th win in English football when Tottenham beat West Ham United 2–0 on 23 June 2020. Despite surpassing the record set by Liverpool between 1978 and 1981, the start to the 2007–08 Chelsea season was less successful than previous starts. The following season witnessed further successes: he led Porto to victory in the one-match Portuguese Super Cup, beating Leiria 1–0. The Nerazzurri were not eager to sell Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Serie A’s top scorer in 2008-09, but Barcelona made an offer – €46m plus Samuel Eto’o – they could not refuse. After the game, Mourinho said that his team had worked excessively on three alternative formations in training: We trained yesterday with the three different systems we used, the one we started with, the one without [Frank] Lampard and finally the one with Demba and Fernando [Torres] in, and the players knew what to do. Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku is convinced Tottenham ace Harry Kane is benefiting from playing for Jose Mourinho.Lukaku had two seasons at Manchester United The total of 86 points out of the possible maximum of 102 was a Portuguese record, until the 2015–16 season won by Benfica (88 points), since the rule of three points per win was introduced. Mourinho turned the offer down and said he knew Robson would never step down at the club he loved.. The club had eliminated Manchester United, Lyon and Deportivo de La Coruña and their sole defeat of the competition came against Real Madrid in the group round. The club went on to state, "The club wishes to make clear Jose leaves us on good terms and will always remain a much-loved, respected and significant figure at Chelsea. With Milito inbound from Genoa, Mourinho now had two prolific strikers instead of one, with money left over for a further headline reinforcement. 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. In 2010, he led Inter Milan to a European treble of Serie A, the Coppa Italia, and the UEFA Champions League, a first for an Italian club. I go when I feel I need to.  Mourinho's Porto win over Ferguson's United was a preview of his move to the Premier League managing Chelsea, where the two men would enjoy a competitive but respectful relationship. Did you never spend time reading the philosopher Hegel? Mourinho was determined to get Inter pressing higher up the pitch, telling The Coaches’ Voice last year that his goal had been to bring the defensive line forward by 20 metres. They had Sneijder sent off after 26 minutes of January’s returning meeting with Milan, then their closest rivals in the standings, but still won 2-0. 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. That's because I will always have an extra man.  Robson moved clubs the following season but this time Mourinho did not follow as Barcelona were keen to retain him as assistant manager. English: en:José Mourinho - F.C. Ontdek de perfecte stockfoto's over Mourinho Inter en redactionele nieuwsbeelden van Getty Images Kies uit premium Mourinho Inter van de hoogste kwaliteit.  He consistently played down Chelsea's title chances throughout the season and referred to it as a transitional season, slowly moulding his squad and most significantly dropping (and eventually selling) Chelsea's player of the year of the two previous seasons, Juan Mata. Even then, there were growing pains.  Mourinho told Chelsea TV, "In my career I've had two great passions – Inter and Chelsea – and Chelsea is more than important for me." Wesley Sneijder's goal in the sixth minute proved the difference in a match played in laid-back style. 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. The other eight [future coaches who were also at the club] espoused the proactive, possession-based football seeded at the club by Vic Buckingham, developed by Rinus Michels and taken to new levels by Johan Cruyff. 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If nobody comes to him he can see the whole pitch and has time. If they do, then of course.". Mourinho was then hand-picked by Porto to replace Octávio Machado on 23 January 2002. Things got a little hairy at the end, but Júlio César had only made one noteworthy save before Gerard Piqué broke the deadlock with six minutes remaining. Sneijder provided the assist on the opener – his sixth of the tournament, more than any other player – and launched the counter that led to the second as well. , Mourinho's side advanced to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the second consecutive year. Shevchenko's first season at Chelsea was viewed as a major disappointment by the Chelsea fans, as he only scored four league goals and 14 in all competitions. Grant's position was further enhanced by being given a seat on the board. One of the key aspects in Mourinho-era Porto was the pressuring play, which started at the offensive line, dubbed "pressão alta" ("high pressure"). If he gets closed down it means one of the two other central midfielders is open. By early December, they were at the top of the Premier League table and had reached the knock-out stages of the Champions League. In his first season as Inter head coach, Mourinho won the Supercoppa Italiana, beating Roma on penalties, and finished top of Serie A. Inter, however, were eliminated 2–0 on aggregate by Manchester United in the first knock-out round of the Champions League, and he also failed to win the Coppa Italia, being defeated 3–1 on aggregate by Sampdoria in the semi-finals. It was very noble".. Chelsea midfielder Pedro supported Conte, claiming Mourinho's reaction was out of context. Mourinho began discussing tactics and coaching with Robson in his interpreting role. Sneijder arrived on 28 August and walked straight into the starting XI to help Inter demolish Milan 4-0 a day later.  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). During his first two years at Chelsea, Mourinho employed a fluid 4–3–3 formation, having Claude Makélélé play the role of deep-lying midfielder.  In a press conference upon joining the English side, Mourinho spoke on Chelsea's credentials, stating, "We have top players and, sorry if I'm arrogant, we have a top manager", before adding, Please don't call me arrogant, but I'm European champion and I think I'm a special one.. If they are closed down and the other team's wingers come inside to help, it means there is space now for us on the flank, either for our own wingers or for our full-backs.  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Legendary Portuguese attacking midfielder and veteran Luís Figo retired. It was suggested after an investigation by UEFA that this was a deliberate ploy under Mourinho's instruction via two players in a substitution.  In 2010, Pep Guardiola described Mourinho as "probably the best coach in the world".  Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes said that Mourinho "came to the dressing room to congratulate my players and coaching staff after the game.