Jose Mourinho has to figure out the shortcomings in his lineup before teams close in on the title. Liverpool steamrolled their way to the title last season with relative ease but have already found it more difficult this campaign. LONDON, Nov 27 ― Having left Manchester United with a bitter taste two years ago, a new social media-friendly Jose Mourinho has quickly rediscovered his spark at Tottenham Hotspur, but despite Spurs' fine form, the Portuguese coach remains grounded. With the victory, he became the first United manager to win a major trophy in his debut season. [104] The victory was the team's 15th consecutive win to equal a club record set 50 years earlier, in 1961. 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. The Premier League is on pace to be won with the lowest points total since 1999. Mourinho, whose Spurs side face Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday, said he had experienced similar pressure while managing title-winning teams at … Inter's lack of a creative playmaker, or trequartista, had been blamed for the Champions League failure. Share ; Comments; By. Jose Mourinho has warned that Tottenham must be "patient and calm" in the Premier League title race ahead of this weekend's North London Derby. [44][45], Liverpool are a team that interests everyone and Chelsea does not interest me so much because it is a new project with lots of money invested in it. [94] Sporting director Jorge Valdano also criticised Mourinho for his "inability to bring a major correction to the game" and "not leaving his bench for the [majority] of the match". "[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. 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. [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. "It was very, very hard to play against Chelsea, and I did it only twice which was not so bad." It comes amid a season full of surprises where shock results are becoming the norm. [181] In the 2011–12 season, Madrid won La Liga nine points clear of second-placed Barcelona, breaking many records, including points collected (100) and goals scored (121). At the end of the first half, Mourinho made a handcuffs gesture towards a camera which was considered by the Italian Football Federation as violent and critical of the refereeing performance, and caused a three-game ban against Mourinho. The second leg at Camp Nou finished 1–1, which eliminated Real from the tournament. If you continue on this website, you will be providing your consent to our use of cookies. Jose Mourinho can guide Tottenham to the Premier League title, says Paul Merson. [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. He secured his first trophy by winning the League Cup against Liverpool 3–2 (AET) in Cardiff. Mourinho also won back-to-back Portuguese league titles and two domestic cup competitions at Porto before Chelsea came calling. [96], On 30 November 2010, Mourinho was fined £33,500 for appearing to instruct Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos to attempt to receive a tactical second yellow card in the 4–0 Champions League win against Ajax. "[119] Mourinho's fraught relationships with Sergio Ramos and club captain Iker Casillas (a popular player whom Mourinho sidelined in 2013) caused divisions between fans in the "Mourinhistas" and "Madridistas" (the more traditional Real Madrid fans) camps. 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. Wenger was furious with the remark and considered taking legal action against Mourinho. [211] The animosity died down, however, and the two managers made peace after Mourinho admitted that he regretted making the comment. Mourinho was then hand-picked by Porto to replace Octávio Machado on 23 January 2002. Jose Mourinho can lead Tottenham to Premier League title this year, says Moussa Sissoko Jose Mourinho celebrated his one-year anniversary at Tottenham this week and Spurs return to … [42] 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. Inter qualified, however, for the knockout stages of the Champions League but failed to make it to the quarter-finals after being defeated by Manchester United. Mourinho has won three Premier League titles, collected in two spells with Chelsea, in 2004/05, 2005/06 and 2014/15. Mourinho described the defeat as a "disgrace". Mourinho led Chelsea to a 1–0 victory against Manchester United in the 2007 FA Cup Final, winning in the first final to be played at the rebuilt Wembley Stadium. [167] In the Champions League round of 16, Tottenham Hotspur lost both matches to be defeated 0–4 on aggregate against RB Leipzig. [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. 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. Uma história que não conhece", "Mourinho's Chelsea love affair finally ends", "Jose Mourinho: Brazil's Ronaldo is the best player from last 20 years", "The Master And His Apprentice on UEFA.COM", "If something got in his way – which is winning – he would leave", "José Mourinho: "Direcção mostrou falta de confiança, "Uniao Leiria 2001-2002 (League Results)", "Uniao Leiria 2001-2002 (Table on Sunday 20th January 2002)", "Santa Clara 1-1 U. 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On 22 May 2012, Mourinho signed a new four-year contract to remain as Real Madrid manager through to 2016. [76] Also, his difficult relationship with young striker Mario Balotelli and the team's loss of form that led Inter to achieve only seven points in six games (with three of those games, including a shock 1–3 defeat at the hands of Sicilian minnows Catania, happening during Mourinho's ban) were heavily criticised by the media and pundits. Liverpool steamrolled their way to the title last season with relative ease … "[31] 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. If they do, then of course."[73]. Throughout his career, he has sometimes been accused of playing defensive, dull football to grind out results. [169] 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. "Now I promise exactly the same things I promised in 2004 with this difference to add: I'm one of you. Tottenham briefly went top of the Premier League on Sunday for the first time in six years thanks to a … The team was dominant in the Primeira Liga and finished the season with a perfect home record, an eight-point advantage, and an unbeaten run that only ended against Gil Vicente; they secured the title five weeks before the end of the season. Mourinho's tactical organisation throughout the match drew praise within the footballing world. This marked the first time in seven years that Inter managed to make it to the semi-finals of the competition. Mourinho left Manchester United in December 2018, with the club lying in sixth place after 17 matches. The following season witnessed further successes: he led Porto to victory in the one-match Portuguese Super Cup, beating Leiria 1–0. With Robson as head coach and Mourinho as his assistant, Porto reached the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League semi-finals, and won the 1993–94 Taça de Portugal, the 1994–95 and 1995–96 Portuguese championship, and the 1994, 1995 and 1996 Portuguese Super Cup, the latter with a 5–0 victory over arch-rivals Benfica, in what proved to be Robson's last game at Porto before moving to Barcelona, earning Robson the nickname "Bobby Five-O" in Portugal. That's because I will always have an extra man. He let Mourinho develop his own independent coaching style and entrusted him with the coaching duties of Barcelona B. [74], Mourinho once again sparked controversy in the summer with his argument with Italy national team coach Marcello Lippi. [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. [100] It was also Real's first trophy since their 2007–08 La Liga title. [68][69] The catchphrase was even used by Nike to present the celebration shirts for Inter's Serie A title. Jose Mourinho is now inhabiting his third job in the competition as Tottenham Hotspur manager having ... 7x Swedish League title. Mourinho also won back-to-back Portuguese league titles and two domestic cup competitions at Porto before Chelsea came calling. Ba's job was to sit in front of the defence and mark Alex if he ventured forward, Torres' to man-mark Maxwell. Both managers refused to confirm or deny the report, but Conte disputed claims that he was trying to antagonise Mourinho. 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. [99], 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. 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. Mourinho has won three Premier League titles, collected in two spells with Chelsea, in 2004/05, 2005/06 and 2014/15. When Porto appointed him as their head coach, Mourinho moved with him, continuing to coach and interpret for players at the new club. Jose Mourinho could derail Tottenham’s title challenge by not taking player rotation seriously Introducing Kane, Son and Ndombele when already through in … [212] In February 2014, Mourinho referred to Wenger as a "specialist in failure". Mourinho said that this biased the referee and caused him to send off Chelsea striker Didier Drogba in the second half. Mourinho, however, was different. Mourinho flamboyantly celebrated the goal by leaving his dugout, fists punching the air as he sprinted down the sideline near to his celebrating players – this dramatic celebration is regarded as the moment when Mourinho announced himself to the game. On 2 June 2008, Mourinho was appointed the successor of Roberto Mancini at Inter Milan on a three-year contract, and brought along with him much of his backroom staff who had served him at both Chelsea and Porto. [239], "Mourinho" redirects here. The club has spent much of … [164][165], On 23 November 2019, Mourinho managed his first match with Tottenham Hotspur in a 3–2 away win against West Ham United. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest managers of all time, and is one of the most decorated managers ever. 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[114][115] Real Madrid topped the league nine points clear of runners-up Barcelona. Mourinho is praised for his quick reactions to a game's events. Jose Mourinho has claimed that Chelsea FC are one of the “biggest” contenders in the Premier League title race this season. [163], On 20 November 2019, Mourinho was appointed as the manager of Tottenham Hotspur on a four-year contract, replacing the sacked Mauricio Pochettino. [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. Tottenham Hotspur winger Lucas Moura believes Jose Mourinho is the right man to finally lead the club to the Premier League title. In the first match of the 2007–08 season, Chelsea beat Birmingham City 3–2 to set a new record of 64 consecutive home league matches without defeat. The match, held in Camp Nou, ended 5–0 to the hosts, with Real Madrid director Florentino Pérez regarding it the worst game in the history of Real Madrid. A previously untested strike partnership of Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard also caused the Chelsea defence problems, with the former opening the scoring in the 7th minute. In the first leg between Manchester United and Porto, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson confronted Mourinho after Roy Keane received a red card for stamping on Vítor Baía. 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. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest managers of all time,[2][3] and is one of the most decorated managers ever. Despite his domestic successes in winning the Scudetto by a 10-point margin, Mourinho's first season in Italy was viewed as disappointing by some Inter fans, as the club failed to improve on the performances of his predecessor Roberto Mancini in the Champions League. This loss left the Nerazzurri seven points above their crosstown rivals with only two games remaining. [144] Mourinho was victorious in his first Premier League game as United boss, winning 3–1 away to Bournemouth on 14 August 2016. [47] 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.[48]. [citation needed] The other high-profile arrival besides Shevchenko was German captain Michael Ballack, a free agent from Bayern Munich who was signed to strengthen the midfield. 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