José "The Special One" Mourinho

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I wouldn't take him back, honestly.

I've never found him a master tactician (his teams' successes were always founded on a few basic football concepts and the almost shamanic connection he was able to establish with his players), and now that he's kind of lost his mojo, he's simply become the caricature of his former, winning self. His teams play a boring, uninspiring, and often (especially against good opponents) passive football, and whenever things don't go his way, he starts bitching in the post-game interviews.

My opinion is that he should seriously look inside himself and start considering what he really wants to do in the next ten years or so. If he wants to continue coaching clubs, he should definitely take a break (one, maybe two seasons) and use that time to bring himself up-to-date about football tactics, because frankly it looks like he's stuck in the past.

As for his present job, it doesn't take a crystal ball to realise that his time there is running out... He will definitely not be there at the start of next season, but I wouldn't even rule out the fact that he might (be forced to) quit midway through this season. It was an ill-suited match from the start if you ask me, but it was his long-time dream that of filling SAF's boots, so he couldn't turn down the opportunity... The only thing I (partially) agree on with him is that the club makes a shit-ton of money every year and should therefore spend more in order to improve the roster, especially if you want to keep pace with a powerhouse like City and a Liverpool that finally seem on the rise again. I wrote "partially" because, even though Woodward is a cunt and all, a good manager should also focus on developping the players at his disposal, which frankly doesn't seem to be one of Mourinho's main concerns at the moment. Some players might not be United material, granted, but please let's not act as if he was coaching Chievo Verona.

That being said, I realise nostalgia, combined with the constant disappointments that marked our post-triplete era, may induce people to overlook all the reasons against his return. However, I think getting him back would be like Williams re-signing Mansell and Prost in hopes of winning another WCC. It simply doesn't work like this. People change, times change, and you can't expect a thing, however wonderful it was, to work again simply because it did ten years ago.
 

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Nothing has really changed, it's always about him. Senility is going to be a real smooth transition for him
 

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You guys have got to be joking, the guy has spent 400 mil alone on this squad, you cant blame the board. This is HIS team. No excuses.

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I've always thought PSG would be the best fit for him. No pressure to win the league title because its laughably easy, so he could focus on the UCL and mentality.
 

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Ferguson need 5 years to get his first championship at ManUtd, why they hate Jose? I will take him back at Inter any Time, He is more Master then Conte+Ancelotti+Alegri together
 
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Yeah you guys deserve to keep Spalletti as our coach forever. Loser’s mentality, keep disrespecting Jose all you want...shame on you
 

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I'll always welcome him at Inter. No matter what he does at other clubs like United, what results he has or failure he faces.
José lead Inter to its best, he motivated our players like no one else could. Even if he would come back and would not lead to us to success, I would be forever grateful for what he did to this club in the past. Grande Mourinho.

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Mou needs a break from football. He looks quite unhappy. Take a couple years off and sail the Mediterranean on your yacht or whatever it is rich ass people do when they don't need to work.
 

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I've never found him a master tactician

I'm sorry but that's pure horsecrap. He's the best in the business at that. The thing about tactics is that they're more of a short term solution. You still need individual ability, footballing philosophy, and an excited locker room to win games. It's those other factors that are lacking in the teams he coaches.

Once you lose the locker room, you shouldn't be there anymore. But let's not take away from his strengths.
 

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He is done, he should probably go coach basketball or something.
 

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Yeah you guys deserve to keep Spalletti as our coach forever. Loser’s mentality, keep disrespecting Jose all you want...shame on you

Loser mentality? If you dont like Spalletti fuck off and support Real Madrid.
 

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If Jose ever decides he wants to come back and the situation is right, I would welcome him with open arms. End of the day, we got to witness the treble achieved and I really do not care what anyone says, it would not have happened without Mourinho. He brought success to this club and the ultimate joy to us all when we watched Javier lift that champions league trophy.

I don't like Real Madrid, Chelsea or Man United but when Jose coached them I always wished them well because I wish Jose well and want to see him be a champion everywhere he goes because that's what he is.
 

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Maybe you guys who suggest him to have rest are right. Before coming to Inter he was a season or half jobless
 

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I'm sorry but that's pure horsecrap. He's the best in the business at that. The thing about tactics is that they're more of a short term solution. You still need individual ability, footballing philosophy, and an excited locker room to win games. It's those other factors that are lacking in the teams he coaches.

Once you lose the locker room, you shouldn't be there anymore. But let's not take away from his strengths.

I must disagree.

Tactics are definitely not "a short term solution". Tactics are what gives shape to a team. If played right, they can make eleven players move and (almost) think as one, thus making them look better than the mere sum of their individual skills. If you lack a clear tactical plan, you will always depend on individual moments of brilliance and that's what I would call "a short term solution" (we Inter fans should know that).

Mourinho has always been a "demolition worker" (no offence intended since there's none), rather than a builder. His teams have always preyed on the opponents' mistakes, chocking their build-up and then springing forward to hit them with clinical ruthlessness. Should he be ashamed of it? Hell, no. Does that belittle his achievements? Again, no. At the end of the day, that's just another way of pursuing the ultimate goal, which is of course winning.

However, the reason why I don't consider him a "master tactician" (which doesn't make him an amateur, as I suspect you might have intended it), is because he struggles when he has to "force" the aforementioned mistakes. His game plan relies too heavily on the exploitation of the opponent's missteps, so whenever he's faced with a team that sits deep and leaves the initiative to him, his players have a hard time unlocking the defence.

Back to your post, if the tactics are the same he has always used and he's still "the best in the business at that", then you are just validating my point: it wasn't his tactical acumen that made him great, but rather his ability to get the 100% out of every player, which he now seems to have lost. Lastly, aren't "footballing philosophy" and "tactics" respectively the theoretical and practical expressions of the same concept? So how could Mourinho's players know the tactics without grasping the philosophy behind them?
 

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Tactics are by definition short term and used for a specific purpose.
Strategy is the long term version of it and is used generally.
 

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Tactics is putting strategy into action.
 

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You don’t know football if it slapped you in the face......bum

What a reply :lol:

Why should we sack Spalletti? Is it because you have a hard on for Mou?
 

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Tactics are definitely not "a short term solution".

Tactics always refer to a means for a very specific end.

"An action or strategy carefully planned to achieve a specific end."

"The military science that deals with achieving the objectives set by strategy."

Implementing a footballing philosophy is not the same as tactics. Tactics can change from game to game. The footballing philosophy instilled in a club stays for generations.

Pep can change his tactics depending on his opponent, but the football philosophy doesn't change.
 
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