José "The Special One" Mourinho

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Don't know where I can talk about this, but regarding he is finished or not, I found it a bit weird.
Like he was never the league dominating, clock work against weaker teams kinda coach ever, but he normally does enough (even for Manu, it was just City too abnormal and Roma) which still shows in Roma; but he beated Slot's Feyenoord (edited my brain wasn't working), Xabi Alonso's Leverkusen. He is just the same old Jose.

More on the league, when he was first at Chelsea, it was more a new system with 4-3-3 (Duff and Robben) and the teams were not familiar with how to deal with it, rather than some league grinding ... yea I am confused if he is finished or not....

I do question if he is ever able to build a team from scratch without much fund though, even you are argue Porto, but it was a strong team nonetheless that a lot of them moved to big clubs after that year, and it was a very different style of football compare to all the teams he managed onwards.
Also no sure if he can ever make a team work for more than 3 years.

I would like to see him coach another big club again or even the national team.
 
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Mou was speaking at the Digital Wellbeing Summit in Saudi Arabia, which he can do after he was dismissed by the Giallorossi in January.


He was asked by the host which was the most challenging achievement of his career, reaching 100 points with Real Madrid in LaLiga or winning the Premier League at Chelsea. However, he gave a very different answer, shrugging off those two highlights.
“The most challenging was Roma two European Finals. Look to history and you understand why. For 50 years they never did it, so it depends on the dimensions, depends on the conditions too,” said Mourinho.

There are things that you do that are almost a normal consequence of the situation. The less conditions you have to succeed and the you do it, the more credit I feel, the more pride I feel about it.

“Roma was historically something impossible to do it and we did it twice in a row. That’s why they sacked me the third year
,” he smiled.

Mou lifted the UEFA Conference League with a 1-0 victory over Feyenoord, then reached the Europa League Final, losing to Sevilla only on penalties.
Grande!
 

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Fener missed out on the Super Lig title by just three points this season, having suffered defeat just once across their 38 league games.

Džeko + Mou = title?

Good luck!
 

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I saw an amazing stat about Fenerbahce over the past decade. In that period they have collected the second highest combined points total in the Turkish League (and just one point fewer than Galatasaray) and yet have not won a title. Meanwhile Galatasaray have won five, Besiktas three and Trabzonspor and Istanbul Basaksehir one apiece.
 

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What is he thinking with these club choices man... The older he gets the more his decisions get questionable to say the least.
 

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Is he considered finished or something? To the point where he couldn’t get a job in the top 4/5 leagues? I can’t make sense of this move.

Great move for Fenerbahce and I hope he wins trophies with them but yeah this just feels like a strange move.
 

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Tottenham - Roma - Fenerbahce....
Feels odd for what was once such a great manager.. Respect that Mourinho tries to take on the challenge, but I wonder if he doesn't get any opportunities with 'bigger' clubs?
 

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Tottenham - Roma - Fenerbahce....
Feels odd for what was once such a great manager.. Respect that Mourinho tries to take on the challenge, but I wonder if he doesn't get any opportunities with 'bigger' clubs?
If anything, it feels old school.

What's left is some random stint in South America, with a pinch of of a few cameo appearances in Africa and shit tier European football and he joins the elite class of Helenio Herrera, Bela Guttman and Tomislav Ivic amongst others.
 

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Mourinho and Selena Gomez are trying to compete for the worst decision ever :lol:
 

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If anything, it feels old school.

What's left is some random stint in South America, with a pinch of of a few cameo appearances in Africa and shit tier European football and he joins the elite class of Helenio Herrera, Bela Guttman and Tomislav Ivic amongst others.

Or maybe in Saudi Arabia to earn a few extra millions.
 

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Started his gradual downfall since the day he was hugging Materazzi after the CL final. He needs the right environment for him to peak (like the one he's had at Inter). Instead he went to places like Madrid and Manchester. Come on.
 

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Started his gradual downfall since the day he was hugging Materazzi after the CL final. He needs the right environment for him to peak (like the one he's had at Inter). Instead he went to places like Madrid and Manchester. Come on.
Clash of footballing philosophies and his philosophy ultimately kinda losing in a long run and going out of fashion is what cost him the most imo. In the early days, it was a war between his approach and guardiola. Today, almost every "promising" coach is a pep clone.

Maybe he could have adapted better, but I think his problem was he was such an icon for so long every adaptation would be considered as him admitting defeat and going off brand, so he mostly stuck to what brought him success 20yrs ago.
 
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