During the pre-season, Mourinho put detailed reports of the team training on the club website. Wenger was furious with the remark and considered taking legal action against Mourinho. Mourinho said that this biased the referee and caused him to send off Chelsea striker Didier Drogba in the second half. Did you never spend time reading the philosopher Hegel? 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. 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. [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]. Tottenham just a ‘pony’ in Premier League title ‘horse’ race, says Jose Mourinho after Chelsea draw. [129] He consistently played down Chelsea's title chances throughout the season and referred to it as a transitional season,[130] slowly moulding his squad and most significantly dropping (and eventually selling) Chelsea's player of the year of the two previous seasons, Juan Mata. Real Madrid won the competition on the away goals rule after a tie of 4–4 on aggregate. Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur side played out a … 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. He was awarded a second medal within minutes, which he also threw into the crowd. Mourinho, however, was different. Three-time Premier League champion Jose Mourinho is the head coach of Tottenham Hotspur. JOSE MOURINHO heralded the arrival of the new normal at Tottenham after this derby win took them back to the top of the Premier League. 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. Mourinho started his Premier League career in London when he was named manager of Chelsea in June 2004, before leaving early in the 2007/08 campaign. On 2 May 2012, Real Madrid won 3–0 against Athletic Bilbao to clinch the Liga title for the first time in four years. [203] Frisk stated that Rijkaard had tried to speak to him but said that he had sent him away. [19] After attending coaching courses held by the English and Scottish Football Associations, former Scotland manager Andy Roxburgh took note of the young Portuguese's drive and attention to detail. [144] Mourinho was victorious in his first Premier League game as United boss, winning 3–1 away to Bournemouth on 14 August 2016. 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]. 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. 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. I go when I feel I need to. [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. After the row with Lippi, he clashed with Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro over Davide Santon's place in the Inter squad. [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. On 2 June 2004, Mourinho moved to Chelsea on a three-year contract, after a £1.7 million compensation package was agreed with Porto. [134] 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. Chelsea had attempted to sign Shevchenko in the preceding two years but Milan rebuffed Abramovich's interest in him. [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. On 16 May 2009, Inter mathematically won the Serie A title after runners-up Milan lost to Udinese. 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. Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has named six teams who could challenge for the Premier League title.. Also, in this match Real Madrid broke the record for most goals scored in the championship, with 109. Throughout his career, he has sometimes been accused of playing defensive, dull football to grind out results. The following match at the Bernabéu ended with a 6–1 victory over Deportivo de La Coruña. 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. "[231][232] Apart from his native Portuguese, Mourinho speaks Spanish, Italian, French, Catalan and English to varying degrees of fluency. With Chelsea's Ross Barkley scoring a 96th-minute equaliser, a Chelsea coach, Marco Ianni, celebrated the goal by running across the Manchester United bench and clenching his fists close to Mourinho's face. 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 – … 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. [58] Mourinho stated that he only intended to make a few major signings in the summer. "Now I promise exactly the same things I promised in 2004 with this difference to add: I'm one of you. [123], On 3 June 2013, Chelsea appointed Mourinho as manager for the second time, on a four-year contract. [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. [230], Mourinho is a Roman Catholic, saying, "I believe totally, clearly. 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. In May 2016, Mourinho signed a three-year deal as manager of Manchester United. Tottenham come into the clash on the back of a 1-0 win away to West Bromwich Albion prior to the international break – a third straight victory, with the result taking the London side to … Chelsea started the next season well: they defeated Arsenal 2–1 to win the 2005 FA Community Shield, and topped the Premier League from the first weekend of the 2005–06 season. Jose Mourinho is now inhabiting his third job in the competition as Tottenham Hotspur manager having ... 7x Swedish League title. This comment resulted in the media dubbing him "The Special One". [22] Van Gaal saw that his number two had the promise to be more than a skilled assistant. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest managers of all time, and is one of the most decorated managers ever. [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]. 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. 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. Inter went on to score more than 30 goals before the end of November, thrashing derby rivals Milan 4–0, with new signings Diego Milito and Motta both scoring, and hammering Genoa 5–0, the largest margin of victory in the Serie A that season. 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. 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. [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. [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. Mourinho celebrated a year in charge of the North London club with an impressive victory over Manchester City ... Jose Mourinho has turned Tottenham into genuine Premier League title … [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. The team lost the Supercoppa to Lazio 2–1 and drew 1–1 with newly promoted Bari at the San Siro. [239], "Mourinho" redirects here. 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. 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. José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, GOIH , is a Portuguese professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. [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. Mourinho is also acknowledged for his attention to detail, organisational planning and in-game communication. [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. The match ended in a 4–0 defeat which left them six points off the top of the table. Others, playing at home in a match that could effectively ensure the title, might have felt compelled to attack. [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. 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). [33] Vilarinho refused the demand and Mourinho resigned from his position immediately. In 2008, Mourinho joined Italian club Inter Milan, where he won the Serie A title in his first season. [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. As a result, UEFA charged Mourinho along with the four related players with improper conduct regarding the dismissals. They lost, however, the UEFA Super Cup 1–0 to Milan, with Andriy Shevchenko scoring the solitary goal. [4], After an uneventful career as a midfielder across Portugal's football pyramid, Mourinho first entered the sphere of management as an interpreter for Sir Bobby Robson at Sporting CP and Porto, before gaining success as an assistant at Barcelona under both Robson and his successor, Louis van Gaal. 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. [19], Mourinho wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and joined the Belenenses youth team. [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. "[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. 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. [36] During his time at União de Leiria, the team was on a run contesting places as high as third and fourth. 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. Chelsea beat rivals Manchester United 3–0 to win their second consecutive Premier League title and Mourinho's fourth domestic title in a row. 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). [222][223] Since his appointment in 2014, he acts as a Global Ambassador of the United Nations' World Food Programme. [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. 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. 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. [26] Robson moved clubs the following season but this time Mourinho did not follow as Barcelona were keen to retain him as assistant manager. His fine was later reduced to £75,000 after a hearing in August. He left the club on 5 December 2000[35] after just nine league games in charge. 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