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"Simplicity is sometimes genius", he said of the brevity in Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang's play during his UK punditry premiere, a 1-0 Arsenal victory over Newcastle on the opening day of the season 2019-20 Premier League season. José Mourinho has long been known as one of the greatest orators in the game but his four-and-a-bit months as a Sky Sports pundit reminded the British footballing public why they first fell in love with this hubristic but magnetic Portuguese general. His career as part of the commentariat was the re-ignition of a lost romance. Now, football's hither and thither power couple have gone the whole hog and renewed their marriage vows, despite all their friends telling them it won't work out. José Mourinho is Romas' new manager.
His celebratory Old Trafford touchline sprint in the dying minutes of the Champions 2003-04 Champions League semi-final, the Pep-poke, the incendiary press conferences (take your pick) – the enduring memories from Mourinho's managerial career have one consistent theme: theatre. But behind every moment of melodrama is real footballing genius, a man who in light of a few poor seasons with Manchester United it is easy to forget has won 25 trophies, eight more than his new club in their entire history.
His first major success came in his homeland with Porto. His side won the Primeira Liga at the end of the 2002-03 campaign, quickly followed by the Taca de Portugal and then the UEFA Cup. The following season Porto triumphed in the league yet again and, most significantly, won the Champions League in what was considered one of the greatest upsets in the competition's modern history. Back-to-back European success earned him suiters from various elite clubs. A move to London with Chelsea materialised in June 2004; they would become the club where he established himself as one of the biggest names in the global game.
His success in England was immediate, winning the Premier League with what was then a record points tally of 95. Again, Mourinho showed he was capable of sustaining success, with Chelsea retaining their title the following season. After what would become a characteristically unamiable breakup between the coach and his employers, Mourinho left Chelsea.
He then turned his attention to Italy. Four years to the day he was appointed Chelsea manager, Mourinho put pen to paper with Inter Milan. He won what was already the fifth league title of his short career in his first season with the Italian giants before going on to complete a famous treble (Serie A, Coppa Italia, UEFA Champions League).
He was then poached by Florentino Perez of Real Madrid in what was a dream move for Mourinho. He had made it to the very pinnacle of the game within ten years of becoming a manager. He won the La Liga and the Copa del Rey in his three seasons.
Then came a dramatic return to Chelsea in 2013. In his second season back in London he won a Premier League and EFL Cup double before poor-league-position-induced exit which was almost as dramatic as his return.
Even with Manchester United, in what some might call the darkest days of his career, Mourinho won two major trophies, the League Cup and the Champions League.
On 4 May 2021, Mourinho was appointed head coach of Roma from the start of the 2021–22 season.