Jose Mourinho was born on 26 January, 1963, in Setubal (Portugal). He worked as manager at Benfica, Uniao de Leiria, Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho and the Manchester United
When the media revealed that Jose Mourinho will lead Manchester United in the 2016/2017 season, football experts and fans were a little bit confused. They were not sure whether Mourinho is the right choice for this team. Today, when the season is coming to an end, most people agree that he has done a great job especially when we compare the performance of this club in the previous season.
There are many things that make Jose Mourinho’s role in Manchester United special. To start with, this experienced manager has decided to aim for every available title – Premier League, FA Cup, Europa League etc. This is definitely something that Manchester United fans were expecting for a while. Thanks to his unique approach, Mourinho won the League Cup, managed to get to the quarter-finals in the FA cup, is on a good way to reach Europa League finals and there us a great chance that Manchester will be among the top 4 teams in the Premier League.
Truth be told, Manchester United is far from its glorious days under Ferguson, but it seems that Mourinho is connecting the dots. For instance, he has identified the best positions for his players. This is a huge change because many football experts were convinced that the same team under van Gaal was playing disharmonic football. It was obvious that they are not playing at the right positions.
He also doesn’t hesitate to make experiments in all the lines including defense and attack. Who would’ve thought that Valencia and Rojo will play better than ever before? Manchester has the second strongest defense in the league if we take a closer look at the number of conceded goals. We can’t say this for the attacking line, but the fact is that they are playing fantastic at certain periods.
Jose Mourinho is known as a manager that has great skills when it comes to transfer business too. Van Gaal was spending a lot of money and he also didn’t think twice before selling some players. Mourinho is different: he has made some costly investments but they have paid off. In addition, he doesn’t want to sell any player until he is completely sure that these players can’t fit in the team.
Next, thanks to his strategy, Manchester United managed to become a strong home side with just one lost match this season. However, if Mourinho wants to be even more successful he has to find a way to reduce the number of draws at home because Manchester United keeps the record in drawn games at home.
In the end, we should also point out that Jose Mourinho, or the Special One as some people call him, is the first manager in Manchester United that was able to challenge the players that are part of the team. No one has a “secured” position in the first eleven and they have to prove to Mourinho that they deserve to be there.
All in all, it’s been a good year for Manchester United under Mourinho.
Jose Mourinho’s personal details
- Full Name: Jose Mario dos Santos Mourinho Felix.
- Nationalty: Portuguese.
- Mother’s name: Maria Julia Carrajola dos Santos.
- Father’s name: Jose Manuel Mourinho Felix.
- Wife: Matilde “Tami” Faria.
- Daughter: Matilde (1996).
- Son: Jose Mario, Jr. (2000).
- Age: 54.
- Date of birth: 26 January 1963.
- Occupation: soccer manager.