Jose Mourinho is rightly dubbed as the ‘Special One’. These were players who arrived with chips on their shoulders: motivated to prove their former employers wrong. He recalled captain Jorge Costa after a six-month loan to Charlton Athletic. At the end of the match, Mourinho shook Conte's hand and whispered into his ear, with media reports claiming Mourinho had accused Conte of trying to humiliate United with his actions. Internazionale Milano. Didier Drogba also made his return appearance to the Chelsea squad, coming off the bench in the second half. 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” [224], Widely known for his strong personality, refined dress sense[225] and quirky comments at press conferences,[226] Mourinho has experienced fame outside of football circles, featuring in European advertisement campaigns for Samsung, American Express, Braun, Jaguar and Adidas, amongst others. [179] At Inter, he won his first Serie A title alternating between a 4–3–3 and a diamond[180] and in his second season, the signings of Samuel Eto'o, Diego Milito, Wesley Sneijder and Goran Pandev, along with that of Thiago Motta, enabled him to play a 4–2–3–1 formation, effectively becoming a pure 4–5–1 without the ball, with which he won the treble that season. 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. As a result, UEFA charged Mourinho along with the four related players with improper conduct regarding the dismissals. They also went out of the League Cup to Stoke City on penalties on 27 October. 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. Mourinho also caused immediate ripples in Italian football through his controversial relationships with the Italian press and media, as well as his feuds with major Serie A coaches, including Carlo Ancelotti, then of Milan, Luciano Spalletti of Roma and Claudio Ranieri of Juventus. In the modern world, at least at elite level, José Mourinho stands alone. By early December, they were at the top of the Premier League table and had reached the knock-out stages of the Champions League. The following match at the Bernabéu ended with a 6–1 victory over Deportivo de La Coruña. Jose Mourinho has admitted that he was occasionally a 'd***head' towards his Inter Milan players prior to their Treble-winning season.. Mourinho famously led an unfancied Inter … [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". [230], Mourinho is a Roman Catholic, saying, "I believe totally, clearly. Avram Grant succeeded Mourinho as Chelsea manager but failed to win any trophies in his year in charge and would be sacked at the end of the 2007–08 season. Inside the Santiago Bernabéu, a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich provoked scenes of joyous release: Diego Milito sprinting toward the fans with arms outstretched; Esteban Cambiasso doing laps of honour in Giacinto Facchetti’s old shirt; Javier Zanetti balancing the trophy on his head. 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. [159], After a poor start to the 2018–19 season which saw Manchester United lose two of their opening three league games for the first time in 26 years, including a 3–0 home loss to Tottenham Hotspur – the heaviest home defeat of his career – an animated Mourinho demanded "respect" from critical journalists, and held up three fingers (one for each Premier League trophy he had won as coach), adding: "I won more Premier Leagues alone than the other 19 managers [in the league] together. 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. 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. [214] Although Mourinho denied the allegations, he was fined £33,500 and received a one-match Champions League ban. 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, however, was different. Inter TV director and host Roberto Scarpini has spoken to Sportitalia about the possibility of Jose Mourinho returning to Inter Milan and why he thinks it is a very unlikely outcome. Despite the unrest, Chelsea won the League Cup again by defeating Arsenal at the Millennium Stadium. 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. He set up Benny McCarthy's equaliser in the first half, then with United focussed on defending the left, Porto switched to the other side, where McCarthy was able to beat Gary Neville and Wes Brown to score the winner.[183][184][185]. 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. Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan produced a defensive masterclass to reach the Champions League final at the expense of holders Barcelona at the Nou Camp. He railed against “intellectual prostitution” in the Italian media, and gestured handcuffs on his wrists as decisions went against Inter in a draw with Sampdoria. After two years at Porto, the duo moved again, joining Barcelona in 1996. It also became the title's catchphrase used by fans to celebrate Inter's 17th Scudetto later that season. Wesley Sneijder's goal in the sixth minute proved the difference in a match played in laid-back style. 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. After impressing with brief managerial stints at Benfica and União de Leiria, Mourinho returned to Porto as manager in 2002, where he won the Primeira Liga twice, a Taça de Portugal, the UEFA Cup, and the UEFA Champions League, Porto's first European Cup title since 1987. [81] Mourinho afterwards stated that "anti-Madridismo" had motivated the Barça fans, suggesting that they were obsessed with reaching the final and winning the tournament in their arch-rival's home ground. On 29 August 2010, Real Madrid drew 0–0 at Mallorca in Mourinho's first La Liga game as manager. Sneijder arrived on 28 August and walked straight into the starting XI to help Inter demolish Milan 4-0 a day later. "It was very, very hard to play against Chelsea, and I did it only twice which was not so bad." Only later I realised that one's personality and pride cannot be put before the interest of the institution we serve. This marked the first time in seven years that Inter managed to make it to the semi-finals of the competition. [14] Due to his tactical knowledge, charismatic and controversial personality, and a reputation for getting results over playing beautiful football, he has drawn comparisons, by both admirers and critics, with Argentine manager Helenio Herrera. [citation needed], The 2006–07 season saw growing media speculation that Mourinho would leave the club at the season's conclusion, due to alleged poor relations with owner Roman Abramovich and a power struggle with sporting director Frank Arnesen and Abramovich advisor Piet de Visser. Ontdek de perfecte stockfoto's over Mourinho Inter en redactionele nieuwsbeelden van Getty Images Kies uit premium Mourinho Inter van de hoogste kwaliteit. [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. Mourinho began discussing tactics and coaching with Robson in his interpreting role. "[30], Mourinho was highly critical of Ferreira, whom he had first encountered as his teacher at ISEF and later lambasted the veteran coach by stating, "This could be the story of a donkey who worked for 30 years but never became a horse. Mourinho is praised for his quick reactions to a game's events. [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. In a roundabout way, Inter might once again have had Barcelona to thank. [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. His brief two-year spell at San Siro was hugely successful. Robson and Mourinho's styles complemented each other: the Englishman favoured an attacking style, while Mourinho covered defensive options, and the Portuguese's love of planning and training combined with Robson's direct man-management. This brought Inter back into a European Cup final 38 years after their last (a defeat by Ajax). [38][39] Mourinho's successes at Leiria did not go unrecognised and he caught the attention of larger Portuguese clubs.[24]. This tactic proved effective as Hazard, and Chelsea, were nullified for large portions of the game. [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]. The previous year, Lippi predicted Inter would win the title and Mourinho did not respond to his prediction. During the pre-season, Mourinho put detailed reports of the team training on the club website. Graduating to the senior level, he played at Rio Ave (where his father was coach), Belenenses, and Sesimbra. 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. [147] Mourinho won his second Manchester derby as a manager on 26 October 2016 in a 1–0 victory at Old Trafford in the EFL Cup. [70] 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,[71] quoting Mourinho's "zeru tituli" statement. [72], On 28 July 2009, Mourinho was reported to have shown interest in taking over at Manchester United when Alex Ferguson retired. On 16 May 2009, Inter mathematically won the Serie A title after runners-up Milan lost to Udinese. ⚫️ José Mourinho's Inter beat holders Barcelona at the San Siro #OTD in 2010...#UCL | @Inter_en pic.twitter.com/Cfyo1wWR3Z. [162] At full-time, Mourinho walked over to United fans and applauded, and on his way back to the tunnel he held up three fingers towards Chelsea fans, reminding them he won three Premier League titles for the club. Mourinho unexpectedly left Chelsea on 20 September 2007 "by mutual consent", although there had been a series of disagreements with owner Abramovich. Mourinho and Mozer proved a popular combination, enjoying a 3–0 win against rivals Sporting CP in December. Such was Robson's desperation for Mourinho to join him he offered to step down after two years in charge and hand over the reins to Mourinho. Andrei Shevchenko's signing forced Mourinho to switch to a 4–1–3–2 for the 2006–07 season. After the game, Mourinho did not comment on the incident except to claim that he did not know who "Pito" Vilanova was, with "pito" being Spanish slang for penis. Inter finished behind Panathinaikos in the Champions League group stage and crashed out in the last 16. [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". The signing of Lucio, a mobile centre-back, was a deliberate step, but elsewhere Inter’s transfer policy appeared to be driven by opportunity. [164][165], On 23 November 2019, Mourinho managed his first match with Tottenham Hotspur in a 3–2 away win against West Ham United. 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. [155] United made a strong start to the season before a difficult winter schedule widened the gap between them and city rivals Manchester City. [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). 6.1m Followers, 78 Following, 8,767 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Inter (@inter) On 2 May 2012, Real Madrid won 3–0 against Athletic Bilbao to clinch the Liga title for the first time in four years. In Madrid on May 22, 2010, Mourinho's Inter … "[19] He was selected as the New Statesman Man of the Year 2005 and was described as a man devoted to both his family and his work. Das Bild kann frei verwendet werden solange der Urheber genannt und die weiteren Lizenzbestimmungen eingehalten werden. 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. [95] When asked by a media reporter, however, Mourinho refused to call the loss a "humiliation". 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[55][56] He chose Giuseppe Baresi, a former Inter player and ex-head coach of their youth academy, as his assistant. Instead, he never even went back to Milan to celebrate. Porto lost the 2004 Taça de Portugal Final to Benfica in May 2004, but two weeks later, Mourinho won a greater prize: the UEFA Champions League, with a 3–0 win over Monaco in Germany. Despite surpassing the record set by Liverpool between 1978 and 1981,[53] the start to the 2007–08 Chelsea season was less successful than previous starts. [181] In all of Mourinho's three seasons at Madrid, the team consistently reached the semi-finals of the Champions League. In a 2004 home Champions League knockout stage game between Porto and Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United, Mourinho had already asserted that United's weakness was on the flanks, especially on the left where Quinton Fortune was protected by Ryan Giggs. Real Madrid reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the third consecutive year under Mourinho's management. [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. [211] The animosity died down, however, and the two managers made peace after Mourinho admitted that he regretted making the comment. There is an obvious beginning, too, in the summer transfer window of 2009. [18][20][21], His mother enrolled him in a business school, but Mourinho dropped out on his first day, deciding he would rather focus on sport, and chose to attend the Instituto Superior de Educação Física (ISEF), Technical University of Lisbon, to study sports science. f all the enduring images from Inter’s triumph in the 2010 Champions League final, one stands apart from the rest. In 2008, Mourinho joined Italian club Inter Milan, where he won the Serie A title in his first season. Tell Benfica if they want a first-team coach you will go; if they want an assistant you will stay. It was very noble".[111][112]. 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. [170] However, Mourinho finished his first season with Tottenham Hotspur at sixth position in the Premier League. Jose Mourinho would be welcomed back to Inter Milan, according to the club's former owner Massimo Moratti. Inter signed a host of players who would lead their charge to the treble: most prominently Milito, Thiago Motta, Samuel Eto’o, Lúcio and Wesley Sneijder. This gave Chelsea a three-against-two midfield advantage over most English teams playing 4–4–2 at the time, and helped Chelsea win Premier League titles in 2004–05 and 2005–06. Maicon smashed the door down with one of the best goals scored anywhere all season. Thiago Motta clashes with Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets after being sent off in the Champions League semi-final at Camp Nou. 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. [227] An unofficial biography of Mourinho, titled O Vencedor – De Setúbal a Stamford Bridge (The Winner – from Setúbal to Stamford Bridge), was a best seller in Portugal. [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"). One that has a clearly defined ending, with Mourinho riding off into the sunset (well, technically staying exactly where he was that night in Madrid), and the Nerazzurri never crowned as domestic or European champions again since. He was the outsider, the outcast who now revels in his role as the dark lord. [22] Mourinho sought to redefine the role of coach in football by mixing coaching theory with motivational and psychological techniques. [216], 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. "[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. After a 1–1 draw against Santa Clara on 20 January 2002, Mourinho recorded eight matches unbeaten in the league (six wins, two draws) since 25 November 2001. A tearful José Mourinho and Marco Materazzi embrace after the Champions League triumph. 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. Mourinho turned the offer down and said he knew Robson would never step down at the club he loved.[32]. The reports were filled with formal vocabulary, as, for instance, he referred to a 20-kilometre (12 mi) jog as an extended aerobic exercise. Later he accepted the position of assistant manager at Estrela da Amadora,[22] then was a scout at Ovarense. Mourinho was the right manager at the right moment for the likes of Sneijder, Eto’o and Goran Pandev – an inspired January pickup, who freed himself from his Lazio contract after being frozen out by the club’s owner. [189][190][191][2] In 2010, Pep Guardiola described Mourinho as "probably the best coach in the world". [200] Additionally, Johan Cruyff stated that same year, "Mourinho is a negative coach. 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. And when I'm in Portugal, I always go. On 2 June 2004, Mourinho moved to Chelsea on a three-year contract, after a £1.7 million compensation package was agreed with Porto. The result of this meant they were suspended for the final group match even though Madrid would come first in the group, but would benefit by entering the round of 16 without any accumulated yellow cards. [139] Chelsea started the season by picking up just 11 points in their first 12 games in the Premier League. [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. [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. [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. It was all nonsense, transparent distraction, but what mattered was that his players bought in. If Mourinho had returned, he might have used it to reinforce that us-against-the-world mentality. 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. He lacked the requisite pace and power to become a professional and chose to focus on becoming a football coach instead. It was a triumph at home and almost a disaster in Europe, where its narrowness was repeatedly exposed. [193], However, a plethora of Mourinho's tactical decisions have been met with criticism. [154], 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. Jose Mourinho has appeared to criticise Inter Milan for drawing out their pursuit of Christian Eriksen. Both teenagers played a part in the Scudetto-winning season and played enough games to earn their first senior trophy. Mourinho [as manager of Chelsea] fielded Kurt Zouma, a central defender, in midfield, sitting deep, and won the game with 28% possession. [10] In May 2016, Mourinho was hired by Manchester United, where he won the UEFA Europa League, League Cup, and FA Community Shield in his first season, before being dismissed in 2018. [124] Mourinho told Chelsea TV, "In my career I've had two great passions – Inter and Chelsea – and Chelsea is more than important for me." What did they say to each other in that disarmingly tender moment outside the Bernabéu, when they knew that the adventure was over? 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. [19], Mourinho wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and joined the Belenenses youth team. It also maintained his 100% record of winning every major European Cup final as a manager. Chelsea met Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16, a highly contested match where the Blues lost away in the first leg 2–1 but advanced on aggregate, winning at home 4–2. [138] On 29 August, Mourinho reached his 100th Premier League home match at Chelsea, which ended in a 2–1 loss to Crystal Palace. [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. His mother was a primary school teacher from an affluent background;[18] her uncle funded the construction of the Vitória de Setúbal football stadium. There is nothing a pure 4–4–2 can do to stop things.[178]. Then came Camp Nou, Thiago Motta’s red card and Sergio Busquets peeking out between his fingers. As Inter’s players bounded on to the team bus later that evening, their manager, José Mourinho, slipped into a separate car of his own. [123], On 3 June 2013, Chelsea appointed Mourinho as manager for the second time, on a four-year contract. Inter had their share of luck. 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. Mourinho was then hand-picked by Porto to replace Octávio Machado on 23 January 2002. [157], Manchester United finished second in the table after a 1–0 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion, finishing nineteen points behind Manchester City. Despite enormous success with FC Porto and Chelsea, the Portuguese manager went one better with his Inter Milan … He was also undefeated in all home league games. As Inter’s players bounded on to the team bus later that evening, their manager, José Mourinho, slipped into a separate car of his own. [5] The Chelsea board held an emergency meeting and decided it was time to part with their manager. Chelsea beat rivals Manchester United 3–0 to win their second consecutive Premier League title and Mourinho's fourth domestic title in a row. Mourinho, often compared to the legendary Helenio Herrera for his similar style of football, knew how desperate Moratti was to bring the famous big ears back to the blue-and-black half of Milan.