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