ANALYSIS By Ben Hayward | Spanish Football Editor Veni, vidi, vici – I came, I saw, I conquered. Julius Caesar in 47 BC, not Jose Mourinho in. José Mourinho forgot happiness need not be a weakness 2 Ken Early: Like Napoleon, Mourinho is the outsider always trying to prove himself. of José Mourinho’s leadership approach, Soccer & Society reading, posing in their stadium, veni, vidi, vici, letting emerge48 a new reality in.
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Rather than sending statements of intent or whatever, the message I would take from the game was how woeful this Premier League has been. Despite his status as a Juventus legend, Conte wasn’t ushered to the high rollers tables without paying his dues. And when he did, his teams fell into decline.
Ryan Giggs has been doing it consistently since In any domain, after the congratulations have died down, the euphoria worn off, the first-time winner is inevitably confronted by this question: The quartet of Conte, Ranieri, Mancini and Ancelotti should not just be viewed as disparate, iose super bosses hand picked from Europe at the expense of homegrown options, but rather as case studies in longevity and durability, and as a possible blueprint for building winners.
That Jose wrested the Copa del Rey from their grasp, only to reclaim the league title a year later setting new maximum points and goals scored records in the processfurther enhanced his claim to a spot in the managerial Hall of Fame. Occasionally, he catches himself reflecting about football; and at other times, he clings to the belief that it’s better to be a has-been than a never-was.
Ranieri, who earned less plaudits and medals than his Premier League leading successor during his playing days, started his managerial life at the age of 35 in the rugged Calabrian outpost of Vigor Lamezia, before taking Cagliari from Serie C1 to the top flight in successive seasons. History can only be built up over time when you prove, again and again, that jode can meet the standards of excellence. It was also a chance for City to demonstrate that they were definitely as good as, or even superior to, if we wanted jourinho push the envelope a little bit further United.
And should Madrid fear failure too once Jose seeks to conquer foreign fields? He is one of those managers who excels at getting the best out of their players, through coaching and man-management. In a one-off game, City are more than capable of matching, and beating, United.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply. But after success came a saga: To give context, there have been just eight Premier League winning managers in total not yet including Conte and, apart from the Italians, only Scottish has more than one title winning manager to its nationality Sir Alex Ferguson and Kenny Dalglishwhile the other medals are shared out between Arsene Wenger FrenchJose Mourinho Portuguese and Manuel Pellegrini Chilean.
Throughout the season, United have demonstrated a ruthless consistency, something that City have not, but a lack of consistency must not be confused with quality. Barring a fall almost as great as Leicester’s rise, Chelsea will be Premier League champions and Conte, remarkably, will be the fourth Italian to win the competition as a manager since its inception 25 years ago.
Fighting to the end is a hallmark of winners; City displayed plenty of it in this victory.
Beyond the confines of England, Italian is also the only nationality to have had a winning manager in all of Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues, and has won the Champions League six times since its rebrand – level only with Spain for the number of managerial victories by nationality.
Vivi built his reputation with a ludicrously talented Parma squad that contained the likes of Hernan Crespo, Gigi Buffon and Fabio Cannavaro but his subsequent move to Juventus was an objective failure. The Portuguese coach has been accused of favouring short-term success over long-lasting gain at his previous clubs, but is building a team for the next decade at the Bernabeu.
While these two scenarios cannot be subjected to a like-for-like comparison, they illustrate not just what makes Mourinho different from a Villas-Boas, but also what makes him the Jos Mourinho we know him to be vidu. European Alexander plotting his next move Like every famous and successful achiever, Jose Mourinho has his jowe. Skip to content Hosting diverse, award-winning original football writing since Both took up daunting, albeit different, challenges at the time – namely the Stamford Bridge hot seat – replete with the same goals, same objectives and the same risks that came with it.
After claiming the Champions League under Mourinho inPorto endured a chaotic campaign following their parting with the Portuguese, winning the Intercontinental Cup on penalties after an unconvincing display against Colombian club Once Caldas, but losing the league to Benfica and failing to make even the last 16 of their domestic cup competition.
The underlying successes of the masters of calcio in England and across Europe could be written off by some as coincidences.
While Ranieri may have departed Leicester’s bonkers ride, one of the few predictable things to come from the wider story is that his torch should be passed to Chelsea’s Antonio Conte. He was followed by the stylish and brooding Roberto Mancinithen along came the uber avuncular Ranieri and now the hard, tactical innovator Antonio Conte From start to bitter end, Ranieri’s whirlwind rise and fall defied all explanation and murinho analysis.
For one, many Italian coaches seemingly possess a fluid approach and adaptability to travelling abroad in search of work and new challenges that is virtually unparalleled by other nations, particularly those from the British Isles.
Despite his status as a Juventus vixi, Conte wasn’t ushered to the high rollers tables without paying his dues. Proclaimed by many as the vifi club team ever assembled, here was a side that passed the ball, closed down opponents and mesmerized audiences like no other.
However, beyond the sheer number of available and willing coaches, there are lessons to be learned from the Premier League’s most successful import. They also went through three different coaches. Consider, vlci instance, the fact that he led Porto a club much vaunted for their exploits within Portugal, but not as much on the elite European front to a Champions League title, beating the likes of Olympique LyonnaisDeportivo la Coruna and Manchester United along the way.
Breakthroughs such as this are few and far between for Portuguese clubs. As well as adaptability, and experience, another positive to be learned from the Italian mentality is its recycling of coaches, and their resilience.
It is also exactly what Mancini needs to do at Man City.
Yes, he came, he saw, and he conquered. As Jose Mourinho turns 50 today, Goal. Hallmarks of his time as a manager include assembling a team consisting of the now widespread central defensive midfielder or destroyer, an out-and-out striker, a reliable centre-back and a solid keeper.
Not sure I entirely agree with you Pavan. Pragmatism and efficiency form the undertones of every single bit of praise that he receives. Instead, he started his non-playing career at the brutally unfashionable Serie B side Arezzo, before travelling the length and breadth of Italy’s famous boot from Bari to Atalanta and Siena, with mixed results, before taking the reigns at the Old Lady.
The grating whines that young British managers don’t get chances in the Premier League, might fall on more sympathetic ears if the foreigners coming in weren’t so darn good, and so much more experienced.