José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, popularly called José Mourinho is the manager of AS Roma, a club in the Serie A, the first tier of Italian club football. He has managed the club since May 2021 after leaving his managerial role at Tottenham Hotspur in April 2021.
Before Tottenham Hotspur, he was the manager of Benfica, União de Leiria and Porto, all in Portugal; Chelsea and Manchester United in England, Real Madrid in Spain, and Internazionale in Italy.
Famously known as the ‘Special One’, he is particularly popular for being a serial winner across Europe and is widely regarded by many as one of the greatest managers to ever grace the sport.
José Mourinho teams coached
Many might not know this but José Mourinho was in charge of Benfica for only three months. He replaced Jupp Heynckes on September 20, 2000 and in that time, established himself as a young manager to watch out for. Internal club politics led to him resigning from the role on December 5, 2000.
In that three month spell, he won five matches, lost two and drew three from 10 games managed in total. Nine of those games were in the Portuguese Primeira Liga – called the Liga Portugal Bwin for sponsorship reasons – and the other one was in the UEFA Cup, which became the UEFA Europa League. He did not spend enough time to win any titles at the club.
União de Leiria
José Mourinho became the manager of União de Leiria in July 2001 but, like with Benfica, did not last a full season as the club’s manager. The difference this time around, was that he performed excellently well and was scooped up by FC Porto in January 2002. While he was with União de Leiria, he played 23 matches, all in the Liga Portugal. Of the 23 matches he managed, he won 12, lost three and drew eight. In similar fashion, he did not spend enough time to win any titles at the club.
José Mourinho replaced Octavio Machado at FC Porto on January 23, 2002 and was in charge of the club until June 30, 2004, a period spanning two-and-a-half seasons. His time at Porto announced him to the world as one of the best new managers in the game and a lot of teams scrambled for his signature.
At the time of his appointment as Porto’s manager, the club were lying in fifth place in the Liga Portugal. Fast forward to the end of the season and he had guided them to a third place finish while promising the fans that he would eventually win the league title for them.
In the two-and-a-half seasons he spent at the club, he managed the team for 126 matches. He won 90 of those matches, while he drew 21 and lost 15. He fulfilled his promise to the fans by winning the league title with a Portuguese record 86 points. However, his biggest achievement with the Portuguese giants was leading them to a Champions League triumph in the 2003/2004 season against all odds. No one could have predicted that happening.
In the end, he won the Taça de Portugal trophy, the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira (Portuguese Super Cup) trophy, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League (formerly referred to as the UEFA Cup).
José Mourinho was in Charge of Chelsea for two different stints. His first stint was after leaving Porto in 2004. He assumed the role of Chelsea’s manager, the second under the new ownership of Roman Abramovich. He resumed on July 1, 2004 and left the role on September 20, 2007 by mutual consent. He returned to Stamford Bridge after six years on July 1, 2013 and also left the club by mutual consent one-and-a-half seasons later on December 17, 2015.
In the six years he spent at Chelsea over two different stints, he broke a number of records at the club and helped guide the club into the modern era. He managed a total of 320 matches and won 204 of them. He drew 65 and lost 51 of the remaining 119 matches of that total. He gained cult hero status by leading the club to their first top flight title in 50 years; their first ever Premier League title. He also won the FA Cup, the League Cup (now known as the Carabao Cup) and the Community Shield.
José Mourinho was manager of Internazionale between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2010. His time at Inter is regarded as the best period of his career for a number of reasons, chief of which is the treble win. Till date, Inter are the only Italian team to ever achieve the feat of winning the treble.
Mourinho managed the Nerazzurri for 108 matches, winning 68, drawing 25 and losing 15 of them. He won the UEFA Champions League, the Serie A Scudetto, the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana.
José Mourinho became the manager of Real Madrid immediately after his iconic treble win at Inter in 2010, assuming his role on July 1, 2010 after his unveiling on May 31 of that same year. He was the eleventh manager of the club in the past seven years and Real Madrid had paid a world-record compensation to Inter to be able to snap the Portuguese manager away from Italy.
In the very controversial three years that he spent at the Santiago Bernabeu, he managed the club for 178 matches, winning 127, drawing 28 and losing 23. In this time, he also set a record of most points won in La Liga (known as the Liga BBVA at the time) as he stormed to 100 points in the 2011/12 season. Alongside La Liga, he also won the Copa del Rey and the Supercopa de Espana titles.
It was from Real Madrid that he returned to Chelsea for his second stint.
José Mourinho became the manager of Manchester United on May 27, 2016 but resumed duties on July 1, 2016. He was manager at the club until he was sacked on December 18, 2018. It was the toughest moment of his managerial career but he still managed to pull off some title winning runs.
He managed the team for 144 matches in which they won 84, drew 31 and lost 29. They won the Carabao Cup, the Community Shield and the UEFA Europa League title in the two-and-a-half seasons he was with them. Ironically, he is the last manager to win a title for the Red Devils.
José Mourinho moved to Tottenham Hotspur almost a year after his time at Manchester United. He resumed at the North London club on November 20, 2019 after they had sacked Mauricio Pochettino. Despite all the belief that accompanied his appointment, he never won a trophy with the team. In controversial fashion, he was sacked before the League Cup final, which the club went on to lose against Manchester City.
He managed them until April 19, 2021 when he was sacked. In that time, he oversaw 86 games of which he won 45, drew 17 and lost 24. This was the first time in his career that he had more losses than draws.
José Mourinho was appointed as the manager of AS Roma, his present club, on May 4, 2021 to replace compatriot Paulo Fonseca. He took over on July 1, 2021 and is believed to have signed a three year contract with the Giallorossi.
In his first year with them, he has already earned himself another record by winning the UEFA European Conference League title to add to his UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League title wins with his past clubs. This makes him one of only three managers in football history to have won all major European titles.
So far, he has managed Roma for 55 games and has won 29, drawn 12 and lost 14 of those matches.
José Mourinho trophies won
During his career, José Mourinho has won 26 club trophies, making him the joint fifth most successful manager in club football history, tied with the late great Jock Stein. Here is a breakdown of the trophies Mourinho has won in his career.
|Portuguese Primeira Liga||2|
|Taça de Portugal||1|
|Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira||1|
|English Football League Cup (Carabao Cup)||4|
|FA Community Shield||2|
|Serie A Scudetto||2|
|Copa del Rey||1|
|Supercopa de España||1|
|UEFA Champions League||2|
|UEFA Europa League (UEFA Cup)||2|
|UEFA European Conference League||1|