ANALYSIS By Ben Hayward | Spanish Football Editor Veni, vidi, vici – I came, I saw, I conquered. Julius Caesar in 47 BC, not Jose Mourinho in. José Mourinho forgot happiness need not be a weakness 2 Ken Early: Like Napoleon, Mourinho is the outsider always trying to prove himself. of José Mourinho’s leadership approach, Soccer & Society reading, posing in their stadium, veni, vidi, vici, letting emerge48 a new reality in.

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And when he did, his teams fell into decline.

Victory over Bayern Munich brought a triumphant treble; it was an epic event, a trememdous tale tinted mourinoh legendary lustre, magic and myth. It shows no teams have competed with Utd, despite them being a poor side. Instead, he started his non-playing career at veeni brutally unfashionable Serie B side Arezzo, before travelling the length and breadth of Italy’s famous boot from Bari to Atalanta and Siena, with mixed results, before taking the reigns at the Old Lady.

But is it really his fault?

Jose Mourinho: “The Alexander of Europe” |

Both took up daunting, albeit different, challenges at the time – namely the Stamford Bridge hot seat – replete with the same goals, same objectives and the same risks that came with it. Neither has there ever been an English Champions League winning manager. This was City laying down a marker for the future. Ancelotti was given the privilege of learning under Arrigo Sacchi as national team assistant coach, before pacing the dugout at Viri in Serie B, vci whom he earned promotion before he earned his stab at the big time.

He is more of a technician than a tactician, the difference being that he maximizes the chances of good results on the field through methods he trusts, rather than inventing new tactics, positions or formations based on his team.

Despite the criticism, what still stands is the fact that Jose Mourinho is a fantastic manager of resources, and josd consistently producing the highest possible standards of output trophies in the upper echelons of a vast, competitive industry that thrives on success and looks down very severely on failure.

Cowed, they have lost the game mentally even before they step onto the pitch, he claims. The noisy neighbours are not going away any time soon. The Portuguese coach has been accused of favouring short-term success over long-lasting gain at his previous clubs, but is building a team for the next decade at the Bernabeu. European Alexander plotting his next move Like every famous and successful achiever, Jose Mourinho has his detractors. In hindsight, both had worked out plans and strategies meticulously in their heads.

Skip to content Hosting diverse, award-winning original football writing since In a sense, this was a Manchester derby that City absolutely had to win, to reassert the fact that although this was not their season, they will continue to be challenging for honors in seasons to come.


Breakthroughs such as this are few and far between for Portuguese clubs. While the Roman Republic was reinforced and subsequently became an enduring Empire following the death of Caesar, Mourinho’s sides struggled after the passing of the Portuguese. Barring a fall almost as great as Leicester’s rise, Chelsea will be Premier League champions and Conte, remarkably, will be the fourth Italian to win the competition as a manager since its inception 25 years ago.

Nevertheless, based on this game, the signs are encouraging. To give context, there have been just eight Premier League winning managers in total not yet including Conte and, apart from the Italians, only Scottish has more than one title winning manager to its nationality Sir Alex Ferguson and Kenny Dalglishwhile the other medals are shared out between Arsene Wenger FrenchJose Mourinho Portuguese and Manuel Pellegrini Chilean.

That Jose wrested the Copa del Rey from their grasp, only to reclaim the league title a year later setting new maximum points and goals scored records in the processfurther enhanced jpse claim to a spot in the managerial Hall of Fame. This season United have been a lot more focused than City, especially in the games against mid-table sides, the so-called bread-and-butter games.

Simply put, there were shades of idealism on one hand and ruthless pragmatism on the other. Two-and-a-half seasons at Porto saw a haul of six trophies won, three seasons at Chelsea brought another six, as the erstwhile Viid became the world-famous Blues.

Another criticism of Mourinho has been the fact that money has played a huge part in nearly all of his success. The celebrated coach may have conquered Europe with Porto and Inter, and ruled England while at Chelsea, but once he fled, the cracks began to appear. Ranieri, who earned less plaudits and medals than his Premier League leading successor during his playing days, started his managerial life at the age of 35 in the rugged Calabrian outpost of Vigor Lamezia, before taking Cagliari from Serie C1 viici the top flight in successive seasons.

Now though, they have a 7 point advantage over Chelsea and Spurs, a gap that is a lot more comfortable. But then he left. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. While Villas-Boas looked to revamp the mentality and playing style of the players he had inherited, Jose Mourinho, seven years previously, had decided on several new and mostly Portuguese additions to the core of his squad well in advance.

Veni, Vidi, Vici: Why Manchester City had to win the Manchester derby

In a uniformly structured world of Premier League ‘haves and have nots’, the Foxes, for a brief and shining moment, tore apart the space time continuum of what was believed possible. Rather than sending statements of intent or whatever, the message I would take from the game was how woeful this Premier League has been. And should Madrid fear failure too once Jose seeks to conquer foreign fields? Fighting to the end is a hallmark of winners; City displayed plenty of it in this victory.


He came, he saw, he conquered. Pragmatism and efficiency form the undertones of every single bit of praise that he receives.

They also went through three different coaches. In bleak contrast, since the beginning of the Premier League era, English is the only nationality not to have won the jlse flight of its own country. In any domain, after the congratulations have died down, the euphoria worn off, the first-time winner is inevitably confronted by this question: Beating United has also allowed them to virtually cement their grasp on second place in the league this season. Perhaps it is fitting that such a disappontingly low-quality season, as evidenced in this low-quality game first half: Now, he plays purely for amusement — often that of others’.

In a one-off game, City are more than capable of matching, and beating, United. While this season may mark Conte’s first term away from his joes, Ranieri and Ancelotti have worked in five different countries apiece, while Mancini currently lags behind on three. Serie A might have a reputation for putting the manager’s head on the chopping block quicker than a medieval prince, but perceived failure in one job has never hindered the persistent from getting back on the horse, learning from mistakes and improving.

The Italian connection is a success story that has drifted somewhat under the radar. Consider, for instance, the fact that he led Porto a club much vaunted for their exploits within Portugal, but not as much on the elite European front to a Champions League title, beating the likes of Olympique LyonnaisDeportivo la Coruna and Manchester United along the way. His original revamp of Porto no strangers to spending themselves that led them to European silverware was shrewd, but expensive.

Occasionally, he catches himself reflecting about football; and at other times, he clings to the belief that it’s veno to be a has-been than a never-was.

Veni Vidi Vici! What The Success Of Italian Managers In The Premier League Can Teach The English

The ability to study and hone one’s skills outside the comforts of home vixi something Italians seem to do especially well. For one, many Italian coaches seemingly possess a fluid approach and adaptability to travelling abroad in search of work and new challenges that is virtually unparalleled by other nations, particularly those from the British Isles.

Myriad factors come into play, but still the question is begged: