How Mourinho Stacks Up Against Britain's Best

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How Mourinho Stacks Up Against Britain's Best
Paul Frederiksen-USA TODAY Sport
Jose Mourinho

Since the arrival of one Jose Mario do Santos Mourinho Felix to Stamford Bridge, things were never the same. When you talk about modern football and the managers that marked an era as of right now, one of those that you have to mention is Jose Mourinho. It’s been a tremendous study in football to see how a young translator for Sir Bobby Robson at FC Barcelona would rise up into the ranks the way he did.

When he came from Porto, things changed for a team with a new owner that was poised to see them take the next step, and that they did.  Now 10 years later, in Mourinho's second stint as coach of the Blues, he comes back as a man looking to possibly stay at this club "forever" and many willing to see that happen. 

Although it is not fair at times to compare a completed masterpiece to a canvas still being worked or to compare different eras, I thought it would be worth a try to see how at this stage of his career The Special One stacks up to those legendary coaches that have bronze statues and an omnipresent sensation over the teams that they've been able to lead to glory while in charge. 

Regardless of where he's gone, Mourinho has won.  Many might question his methods, but you cannot question the results, which in the end are what every club wants. 

To be quite honest, Jose is not that far off from reaching the same status as six greats from the past. If you want to count trophies, he's left many in the dust.  



  • Primeira Liga  2002/03, 2003/04
  • Taça de Portugal  2002/03
  • Portuguese Supercup  2003
  • UEFA Champions League  2003/04
  • UEFA Cup  2002/03


  • Premier League  2004/05, 2005/06
  • FA Cup  2006/07
  • Football League Cup  2004/05, 2006/07
  • FA Community Shield  2005


  • Serie A  2008/09, 2009/10
  • Coppa Italia  2009/10
  • Supercoppa Italiana  2008
  • UEFA Champions League  2009/10

Real Madrid 

  • La Liga  2011/12
  • Copa del Rey  2010/11
  • Spanish Supercup  2012
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