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José Mourinho can bring success only with money is a myth. He has so far managed 6 clubs (Benfica, União de Leiria, F.C.Porto, Chelsea F.C., Internazionale and Real Madrid). Among these clubs, he has managed one or more full seasons with Porto (2 seasons), Chelsea (3 seasons), Inter (2 seasons) and Real Madrid (3 seasons). Many people think that all the teams that Mourinho ever managed are made with hundreds of millions of money. This articles will dispel that misconception.

  • With Porto, he has won 6 trophies in two complete seasons. Do you think that the club has spent a lot in net transfers spending (total expenditure in buying players – total revenue from selling players)? Not at all. In fact, their net transfer spending is -5.9 million Euros i.e., they have earned 5.9 million Euros during the two years in transfer market.
  • With Inter Milan, he has won 5 trophies (2 league titles, 1 Copa Italia, 1 Italian Super Cup and 1 UEFA Champions League) in two seasons. The net transfer spending by Inter Milan during those two seasons is 39 million Euros (19.5 million Euros per season). For a big club like Inter Milan chasing for Champions League, a spending of approx. 20 million Euros per season is not extravagant. Still, he brought them the success they really aspired for.
  • He was mainly given an opportunity in F.C.Porto because of the results that he produced with Benfica and with União de Leiria (though for a very short term). Those two clubs weren’t pumped with loads of cash either.
Transfer Spending of Jose's Teams

Transfer Spending of Jose’s Teams

Two clubs’ (Chelsea and Real Madrid) management believed that bringing Mourinho and splashing money alone will work. No, it will not. In the upcoming posts, the flaws made by the players, the fans, the management and the special one himself in these clubs will be analyzed.

 

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José Mourinho has been hated by many in the footballing world, but do remember that he would be the only manager whose name is sung by fans after six years of his departure from a club (Chelsea). When he won Champions League with Inter Milan, many Chelsea fans were happily celebrating as if Chelsea had won it. It’s true that he has many enemies in the footballing word, but he has also won a million hearts in the same court. This post details some of his achievements in F.C.Porto.

Jose Mourinho in F.C.Porto

Jose Mourinho in F.C.Porto

  • In the end of 2001-02 season, He promised to win the Portuguese league the following year. Not only did he deliver what he promised, he has won all the trophies (Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal and UEFA Cup – the treble with Europa League) that the team contested in. F.C.Porto won their first ever UEFA Cup under his guidance. He has also managed to get the maximum total points ever in Primeira Liga then.
  • In the 2003-04 season, He has won an unprecedented treble (Primeira Liga, UEFA Champions League and Supertaça – the World Treble). His team also won Manchester United in the Champions League with a goal in the “extra-time” at Old Trafford against Sir Alex Ferguson.
  • Of all the F.C.Porto Managers who have finished at least two complete seasons, Jose Mourinho has the highest number of trophies per season (three per season)

He is indeed one of the most successful managers of F.C.Porto and he is being highly regarded by the club President Pinto da Costa. Mourinho can bring success only with money is a myth. More on that will be brought to you in the following article.

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