Monday, 3 September 2018

Mourinho is the new Wenger


"Once revolutionaries, Wenger and Mourinho on verge of irrelevance."  Tony Evans (ESPN)

mourinho wenger fight
Mourinho & Wenger did fight on the touchline

10 reasons why Mourinho is the new Wenger:

1. He can't win big trophies anymore
  • Last Champions League win was 9 years ago
  • Ryan Giggs tells Gareth Bale to snub José Mourinho and stay at Real Madrid. The Wales manager says forward can win more trophies at Bernabéu (The Guardian)
  • "Roy Keane: My goodness, the manager was including the Charity Shield as a major trophy. My know you're in trouble." (the Express)
  • Jose Mourinho's opinion of the Europa League has changed drastically in four years. Jose Mourinho has insisted winning the Europa League is a much greater achievement than finishing in the top four, four years after insisting he did not “want my players to feel the Europa League is our competition.” (The Independent)
Mo, the Europa League is the EFL Championship of Europe. Sevilla won 3 in a row without spending £1BILLION and no-one remembers last year's Europa League winner.

2. Tries to buy the title 
  • "Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho becomes the first manager in football history to spend £1BILLION." (TheSun)
  • "Former Chelsea and Real Madrid chief has spent £1.1bn in the transfer market, ahead of Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola."(Football365)
  • "Mourinho said this week the near £300 million he has spent as United manager is "not enough" to compete with runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City."(ESPN)
3.Gets fired every 3 years
  • "After 2 ½ years at Porto, three years and three months in his first spell at Chelsea, two years at Inter Milan and three years at Real Madrid, Mourinho came back to Stamford Bridge in June 2013 declaring himself “The Happy One” and saying he was ready to start a long reign in his second spell at Chelsea. But his latest managerial stint has once again been relatively brief, lasting 2 ½ years. Mourinho simply can’t find a way to stay at a club for the long term." (The Star)
4. Parks the bus against top teams
  • "Nine games, no wins, one goal - Mourinho's dwindling away record against top six" (DailyHunt).
  • "Jamie Carragher: Jose Mourinho top-six record may cost Man Utd the title" (SkySports).
  • "Jose Mourinho stat exposes his failings in top six clashes as Peter Schmeichel criticises Manchester United tactics against Liverpool: 'I found it boring'" (DailyMail).
  • "Jose Mourinho has only taken points away to top six in 0-0 draws since 2015". (DailyMail)
  • "Defeat at Chelsea saw Manchester United continue AWFUL away record against Big Six under Jose Mourinho" (DailyMail)
5. He can't develop young talent
  • "The Portuguese has given first-team opportunities in the league to only 23 academy players during his 15 years of management" (DailyMail)
  • "Jose Mourinho didn't given me the chance to shine at Chelsea, says Kevin de Bruyne (The Independent)".
  • "Jose Mourinho treatment of Kevin De Bruyne highlights a big difference between him and Pep Guardiola"(ManchesterEveningNews).
  • "How a 'special' and 'hungry' Mohamed Salah made it at Liverpool - in spite of Jose Mourinho" (LiverpoolEcho).
  • "José Mourinho mistakes with De Bruyne, Lukaku and Salah haunt Chelsea"(The Guardian).

6. Blames others/something for bad performances
  • "Jose Mourinho blames windy conditions during Manchester United’s loss to Huddersfield" (Metro)
  • "Completely shameless Jose Mourinho blames players, ballboys for loss to Leicester City."(USAToday)
  • "Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho blames everybody but himself, says former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon"(TheSun)
  • "Mourinho Blames Referee For Manchester Derby Defeat, Concedes Title To ‘Lucky’ City"(NewsLocker)
  • "Jose Mourinho blames officials for Southampton draw as Manchester United drop more points"(Mirror)
  • "Mourinho blames: Pretty much everyone, really.
He may have claimed that he's now the 'Happy One' in his first press conference upon returning to Chelsea in 2013, but Jose Mourinho has unashamedly moaned his way through the past 20 months, blaming all and sundry for his team's problems."(
Jose Mourinho slams referee Craig Pawson for not awarding Man United a penalty while Paul Scholes lays into Red Devils boss" (TheSun)
  • "Ramon Calderon launched a scathing attack on Jose Mourinho on Sunday Former Real chief accused the United boss of deflecting blame to others The Red Devils lost to both Manchester City and Feyenoord last week Mourinho was unhappy with Mark Clattenburg's performance in the derby
  • Portuguese manager criticised his players following the defeat in Europe."(DailyMail)
7. Takes all the credit for success
  • "Manuel Pellegrini says José Mourinho ‘takes credit for everything’." (The guardian)
  • "Sergio Ramos speaks out after Jose Mourinho takes credit for Real Madrid success" (Metro)
8. Can't handle objective criticism
  • "Jose Mourinho: 'I don't understand the criticism'." (Sport360)
  • "Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has once again rebuffed any criticism directed at him following the club’s Champions League last 16 exit against Sevilla." (Sport360)
  • "The Portuguese, who launched a 12-minute press conference rant prior to the FA Cup win over Brighton – defending his record in charge at Old Trafford, has come under the microscope following a series of below-par displays." (Sport360)
  • "Mourinho takes swipe at Scholes over Pogba criticism." (Sportnet)

9. But it's fair to criticize others
  • "Jose Mourinho criticises 'lack of personality' from Man United players despite FA Cup victory"(TheNational)
  • "Jose Mourinho criticises Manchester United fans after Huddersfield win: 'The atmosphere is a bit quiet... it's not like Portsmouth's incredible stadium'." (MSN)
  • John Giles: "Who's Mourinho to talk about disrespect? Ireland legend has no sympathy over the Man United manager's City complaints." (offthebal)
10. Disrespect his players
  • "Why Jose Mourinho’s long history of falling out with star players suggests how the Paul Pogba saga will end " (The Independent)
  • "Luke Shaw 'tipped to leave' Manchester United following Jose Mourinho criticism."(Manchester Evening News)
  • "Kevin de Bruyne has revealed how he 'lost his joy' at Chelsea after Jose Mourinho criticised his efforts in training and that he joined Wolfsburg ahead of Atletico Madrid." (DailyMail)
  • "Jose Mourinho claims Kevin De Bruyne could not cope with battling for his place." (Telegraph)
  • "Kevin De Bruyne on Chelsea exit: Jose Mourinho was unfair and tried to prove I wasn't good enough."(Standard)
  • "Jose Mourinho accuses Manchester United of playing 'PlayStation football' against Basel."(SkySports)
  • "Jose Mourinho hinted that Anthony Martial is a luxury player he can't trust in tight Manchester United games." (The United Stand)
  • "Jose Mourinho's senseless public destruction of Luke Shaw serves no one but himself at Manchester United." (The Independent)
  • "Juan Mata hits out at Jose Mourinho over 'luxury player' claims."(Telegraph)
  • "the club’s senior players unhappy at the treatment of Iker Casillas. After labelling the 2012-13 season the “the worst of my career”, he left the Bernabeu, paving the way for his return to Stamford Bridge." (PlanetFootball)

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