Jose Mourinho is one of football’s most traveled coaches and the Portugal man has managed in several different countries and several different cultures over the year. Regardless of where on the map the Real Madrid coach has been though, he has won and he has won quite often.
Mourinho is currently feeling the heat of the Spanish media and the man referred to as the Special One has struggled to see his side score tons of goals during their debut stretch of games this season. Mourinho is often labeled a defensive minded coach and with an all star cast of attackers the expectations have been unusually tough on the well respected coach. But I suppose that is what goes with being considered one of the world’s best in the demanding profession of football manager especially at a place like Real Madrid where as Mourninho put it they need a coach “with a track record”.
Recently Mourinho told GOL T that England has been his favorite destination so far during his coaching quest and the former Chelsea man mildly suggested that their fans focus more on the match itself rather then the hoopla that surrounds the sport. Mourniho also would suggest that the media will not make him lose any sleep at night:
How am I going to worry when so many people have something to say about me? There isn’t one interview that doesn’t mention me in the Spanish press. Imagine if I was concerned about it. I think that Real Madrid cannot have a coach with no track record. I have won two Champions Leagues and six league titles in different countries. I have won 17 titles in total. There were many doubters when I got here. Real Madrid cannot have a coach without status or prestige and he must be given room to work with.
The joy of my job and career is that it has allowed me to coach in Portugal, then England, then Italy and now Spain. It makes me a much richer coach than one who has always managed in the same place and in the same culture. I prefer England. I think that in Portugal, Italy and Spain there are some fans who prefer the day before and day after a match rather than the match itself.
And there is still no word yet on when Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United is set to retire. But when he does expect to hear Jose Mourinho’s name instantly brought into the conversation as a potential replacement for the legendary manager.