He’s worked at some of the biggest clubs in European, if not world football and managed some of the biggest stars ever to grace a football pitch and yet Jose Mourinho still manages to divide opinion among supporters and the media.
An outspoken and controversial figure, the “Special One” has led FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid to all kinds of honours and picked teams involving the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder and Frank Lampard – to name just a few. However, he never seems to stay around at one club for more than a few years – an average of just 1.64 years in fact, as this infographic from The Soccer Store shows.
Mourinho is without doubt a highly respected manager and he was an outstanding managerial record, but we don’t really know a great deal about the man himself – what makes him tick, what he enjoys doing off the field, and his general managerial record and style. We know – because he tells us – that he’s a “special” manager, but just how special is he? Ahead of “the second coming” at Chelsea, this graphic delves a little deeper into the mad world that is the life of Jose Mourinho.