[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. [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. His mother was a primary school teacher from an affluent background;[18] her uncle funded the construction of the Vitória de Setúbal football stadium. [139] Chelsea started the season by picking up just 11 points in their first 12 games in the Premier League. During the pre-season, Mourinho put detailed reports of the team training on the club website. 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. [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]. [137], On 7 August 2015, Mourinho signed a new four-year contract with Chelsea, keeping him at Stamford Bridge until 2019. He said: 'The truth is in the whole. I go when I feel I need to. 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. 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 29 January 2014, following a 0–0 draw at home to West Ham United, Mourinho described the Hammers as playing "19th century football", saying, "This is not the best league in the world, this is football from the 19th century," and, "The only [other] thing I could bring was a Black and Decker to destroy the wall. Only later I realised that one's personality and pride cannot be put before the interest of the institution we serve. Jose Mourinho has turned Tottenham into genuine Premier League title contenders, according to former Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson. He was awarded a second medal within minutes, which he also threw into the crowd. [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. Tottenham just a ‘pony’ in Premier League title ‘horse’ race, says Jose Mourinho after Chelsea draw. ... 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. [36] During his time at União de Leiria, the team was on a run contesting places as high as third and fourth. But Mourinho was keen to play down his team's title chances after they collected a 13th point in five Premier League away games to begin the season – … Real Madrid reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the third consecutive year under Mourinho's management. Also, in this match Real Madrid broke the record for most goals scored in the championship, with 109. Mourinho and the former Chelsea midfielder-turned-manager have met four times in different dugouts. 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. Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has named six teams who could challenge for the Premier League title.. Rob Guest Staff writer. 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. [20] His presentation was on 7 July, alongside president Sousa Cintra, manager Robson and Manuel Fernandes.[23]. Legendary Portuguese attacking midfielder and veteran Luís Figo retired. The following season witnessed further successes: he led Porto to victory in the one-match Portuguese Super Cup, beating Leiria 1–0. 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. They retained the Premier League crown a year later and won the FA Cup and the League Cup twice with Mourinho in charge. The club, however, was defeated 4–1 in the first leg away at Borussia Dortmund. Perhaps his most notable signing of the summer of his second season was a swap deal of Zlatan Ibrahimović in exchange for Barcelona's Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto'o and a reported £35 million. 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. Spurs have been mostly excellent so far, but are they merely in the position they should be, based on the quality of opposition? Mourinho also won back-to-back Portuguese league titles and two domestic cup competitions at Porto before Chelsea came calling. "[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. [181] This formation allowed for rapid counter-attacks, with the four attackers being able to play any of the four offensive positions. Also, we have seen in the past that Tottenham Hotspur have spilled the title to the opposition. [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. He was quoted as saying, "I would consider going to Manchester United but United have to consider if they want me to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson. If nobody comes to him he can see the whole pitch and has time. How Jose Mourinho has turned Tottenham into Chelsea’s 2004-05 Premier League title winners Tottenham are dreaming of a first title in 60 years after stretching their unbeaten Premier League … In an attempt to deal with this issue, Inter signed Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder from Real Madrid. Quick off the mark 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. As Real Madrid manager from 2010 to 2013, Mourinho utilised an even more flexible 4–2–3–1 formation, with Xabi Alonso and Sami Khedira as holding midfielders, Mesut Özil as the attacking midfielder, and Cristiano Ronaldo and Ángel Di María flanking Karim Benzema as the lone striker. This tactic proved effective as Hazard, and Chelsea, were nullified for large portions of the game. 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. [212] In February 2014, Mourinho referred to Wenger as a "specialist in failure". [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]. 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. [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. There is nothing a pure 4–4–2 can do to stop things.[178]. The team lost the Supercoppa to Lazio 2–1 and drew 1–1 with newly promoted Bari at the San Siro. "[160] At his next press conference four days later, he said: "I am the manager of the one of the greatest clubs in the world but I'm also one of the greatest managers in the world. Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho talked down his team’s chances of being title contenders after a 2-0 win over Manchester City sent the North London club top of the Premier League … Real Madrid won the competition on the away goals rule after a tie of 4–4 on aggregate. [182][183], Mourinho is also renowned for always being well-informed about his next opponent and tactically outwitting other managers in games. Tottenham have started the Premier League season very well and currently sit one point off league leaders Leicester City after eight games . They lost, however, the UEFA Super Cup 1–0 to Milan, with Andriy Shevchenko scoring the solitary goal. One of the key aspects in Mourinho-era Porto was the pressuring play, which started at the offensive line, dubbed "pressão alta" ("high pressure"). [126], Mourinho's first competitive game back in charge of Chelsea ended in a 2–0 home victory against Hull City on 18 August 2013.[127]. [114][115] Real Madrid topped the league nine points clear of runners-up Barcelona. [90] Mourinho was appointed sporting manager as well as first-team coach, and he was referred to as a Galáctico (a term more often used for star players instead of coaches).[91][92]. [18], Mourinho has also been a part of social initiatives and charity work, helping with a youth project, bringing Israeli and Palestinian children together through football and donating his "lucky" jacket to Tsunami Relief, earning £22,000 for the charity. [85], The day after having won the Champions League, Mourinho said that he was "sad, as almost for sure it's my last game with Inter". This was the first victory for Real Madrid in La Liga against their archrivals since 2008 and the first overall at Camp Nou since 2007. A new social media-friendly Jose Mourinho has rediscovered his spark at Tottenham Hotspur. [77], On 6 April 2010, José Mourinho became the first manager in history to take three different teams to the semi-finals of the Champions League (this record was equalled by Bayern Munich manager Louis van Gaal a day later) after Inter managed to overcome CSKA Moscow 1–0 in Russia in the second leg of their quarter-final tie, which ended 2–0 on aggregate. Spurs came into the weekend atop the Premier League , possessing the best defensive record in the league, while Harry Kane and Heung Min Son have started the campaign in scintillating form. [153], On 24 May 2017, Manchester United won the Europa League courtesy of a 2–0 win over Ajax. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest managers of all time, and is one of the most decorated managers ever. The Portuguese had previously had a semi-professional football career before making his coaching breakthrough in the backroom staff of Sir Bobby Robson at Sporting Lisbon, Porto and Barcelona. "Now I promise exactly the same things I promised in 2004 with this difference to add: I'm one of you. [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. [188], Mourinho is widely regarded by several players and coaches to be one of the best managers of his generation and one of the greatest ever managers. In his first season as Inter head coach, Mourinho won the Supercoppa Italiana, beating Roma on penalties,[65] 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. Jose Mourinho has turned Tottenham into genuine Premier League title contenders . Wenger was furious with the remark and considered taking legal action against Mourinho. [29], When I spoke with Van Gaal about going back to Portugal to be an assistant at Benfica, he said: "No, don't go. Juan Mata scored the only goal of the game in the 54th minute, with the victory being Mourinho's fourth against Guardiola (four wins, six draws, eight losses). 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. [15][16], Mourinho was born in 1963 to a large middle-class family in Setúbal (a suburb of the Lisbon metropolitan area), Portugal, the son of José Manuel Mourinho Félix, who was known by the name Félix Mourinho, and wife Maria Júlia Carrajola dos Santos. [22] 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. Mourinho's tactical organisation throughout the match drew praise within the footballing world. [167] In the Champions League round of 16, Tottenham Hotspur lost both matches to be defeated 0–4 on aggregate against RB Leipzig. Their opening game in the UEFA Champions League saw them only manage a 1–1 home draw against the Norwegian team Rosenborg BK in front of only 24,973 (an almost half-empty stadium) which included an unimpressed owner Roman Abramovich.[54]. After the presentation of his championship medal, Mourinho threw his medal and blazer into the crowd. Ba's job was to sit in front of the defence and mark Alex if he ventured forward, Torres' to man-mark Maxwell. "[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. [37] And the team was in fourth place, one point ahead of Porto, one point behind of Benfica and six points behind the top of the league table. 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[79], On 28 April 2010, José Mourinho reached the Champions League final for the second time in his career after Inter beat holders Barcelona 3–2 on aggregate, despite losing 1–0 at Camp Nou (which Mourinho called "the most beautiful defeat of my life"). [164][165], On 23 November 2019, Mourinho managed his first match with Tottenham Hotspur in a 3–2 away win against West Ham United. Despite this, Mourinho achieved what was hailed as one of his career highlights after Inter managed to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals by defeating his former team Chelsea in both legs (2–1 win at San Siro, then followed by a 1–0 win at Stamford Bridge). They also went out of the League Cup to Stoke City on penalties on 27 October. [46], 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.[46]. The following match at the Bernabéu ended with a 6–1 victory over Deportivo de La Coruña. Tottenham Hotspur winger Lucas Moura believes Jose Mourinho is the right man to finally lead the club to the Premier League title. But he must win a trophy, "José Mourinho. [105], On 21 April 2012, Real Madrid won 2–1 against Barcelona in El Clásico at Camp Nou, extending their lead in La Liga to seven points with four matches remaining. On 2 May 2012, Real Madrid won 3–0 against Athletic Bilbao to clinch the Liga title for the first time in four years. Lucas Moura insists Jose Mourinho is ‘the right man’ to lead Tottenham to the Premier League title and has urged the squad to ‘trust’ in the manager’s methods. In 2005, Jose Mourinho led Chelsea to a first league title in 50 years with a team that were resolute defensively and devastating on the counter-attack. [156], Mourinho was criticised for Manchester United's Champions League exit to Sevilla at the last-sixteen stage, which resulted in a surprise twelve minute rant from Mourinho defending his United career. 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. Mourinho missed the chance of back-to-back Champions League successes when Chelsea were knocked out of the competition by a controversial goal in the semi-finals by eventual winners Liverpool.[51]. Jose Mourinho's Spurs went top of the Premier League after beating Arsenal Credit: Reuters It underlined Tottenham’s title credentials after a … On 2 June 2004, Mourinho moved to Chelsea on a three-year contract, after a £1.7 million compensation package was agreed with Porto. 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. 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. [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. Top Premier League bosses. [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. [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. [106][107] Barça manager Pep Guardiola conceded the title to Real Madrid. Ricardo Quaresma's signing from Mourinho's old club Porto was viewed as a missing link in the Inter squad, but his play disappointed the club and led him to be loaned off to Chelsea midway through the season, ironically Mourinho's other former club. [8][9] He also won a Copa del Rey and a Supercopa de España. 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