Jose Mourinho has signed a new contract with Real Madrid that will keep him at the Bernabeu until 2016.
A statement on the Madrid website read:
“Real Madrid and Jose Mourinho have reached an agreement to extend the coach’s contract with the club until June 30, 2016.”
The news will put an to end speculation about Mourinho’s future, with reports still linking him with the vacant managerial position at former club Chelsea.
Personally I think that Mourinho is the best coach in the world. Yes Guardiola has racked up a lot of trophies over the last three years, but Mourinho has won wherever he has gone.
He is the first coach to win the league in Spain, England (Chelsea) and Italy (Inter Milan) and is also one of only three coaches to have won the Champions League with separate teams having led Porto to the crown in 2004 and Inter in 2010.
And it is winning that Champions League trophy with Madrid and making history that drove Mourinho to sign a new deal. He will cement his legacy as one of the all-time greats if he wins the Champions League with Real Madrid.
The knock on the “Special One” was that he was too defensive minded and that his teams did not play attractive football. He ended any criticism of his stye of play this past season when Madrid won their 32nd La Liga title in a record-breaking campaign.
Madrid became the first Spanish club ever to reach 100 points in a top-flight season, while their tally of 121 league goals was also a record.
JOSE MOURINHO’S TITLES
2002/03: Mourinho won the first of back-to-back Liga titles with Porto in 2003 when, in his first full season at the club, he helped them finish 11 points clear of his former club Benfica after losing just twice in 34 games.
2003/04: It was an almost identical story the following season as Porto retained their title with an eight-point gap to Benfica after again losing just two matches. Mourinho also led Porto to the Champions League title that season before leaving to join Chelsea.
2004/05: Mourinho was an immediate hit in England as, in his first season, he led Chelsea to only the second championship in their history and first since 1955. The Blues lost just once in 38 matches to finish 12 clear of reigning champions Arsenal.
2005/06: As with Porto, Mourinho led Chelsea to successive Premier League titles following another dominant season which saw them finish eight points clear of Manchester United despite losing their final two games.
INTER MILAN (Italy)
2008/09: Having left Chelsea in late 2007, Mourinho took charge of Inter the following summer and again it did not take him long to work his magic as the Nerazzurri won the league in his debut season with a 10-point gap to Juventus.
2009/10: Mourinho’s Inter retained their title during a record-breaking season which saw them become the first Italian side to win the treble of Serie A, Champions League and Coppa Italia. That summer Mourinho left Italy to join Real Madrid.
REAL MADRID (Spain)
2011/12: After failing to knock two-time reigning champions Barcelona off their perch during his first season at the Bernabeu, Mourinho tasted league success in his second year following a record-breaking campaign which saw them smash the club’s 51-year-old record of 168 competitive goals in a season and pass the Primera Division single-season record of 107, which was set by Madrid in 1990.