Jose Mourinho, a man of many words, many controversies, and many trophies. It seems that the Portuguese could be on his way to Manchester, and I feel he could be the perfect fit. An unsurpassable record in Europe, and a personality that is bound to get the fans off their feet. Here’s three reasons why Mourinho will be a Manchester success.
Of course there is no confirmed news of Mourinho entering the United hot-seat, but is widely reported that he is on the cusp of doing so. The main reason a club hires a manager is their record and no one can argue with his. Eight league championships, and two Champions Leagues speak for themselves. The former Real Madrid gaffer has a 50% win ratio against his former bitter rivals. This suggests that he has all the tools to succeed. It also recommends that Mourinho identified the weaknesses of United far before van Gaal, or even David Moyes found them, otherwise the latter may still be in the dugout. By knowing the weaknesses they will be much easier to fix, an important step if Mourinho is to take over at Old Trafford.
Mourinho’s man management could also have a huge effect on players big and small at Old Trafford. Despite not being in his good books at Stamford Bridge, Juan Mata has been one of the most consistent attacking performers for United this season. The Spaniard first showed glimpses of his best under Di Matteo during his time with Chelsea. The imminent arrival of Mourinho should give Mata the extra impetus to put in his sensational performances of old. There has never been a clear connection between Wayne Rooney and his opposite number, but I believe Mourinho could be a secret admirer of the United skipper. He worked his magic with Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Inter Milan. The Swede was in the doldrums at the San Siro, but almost at the flick of a switch, his form tuned upside down and he once again became one of the most feared striker in Italian football. All because of Jose.
Being arguably the most prestigious manager in world football has its upsides! As well have being able to affect the current squad, it makes transfer negotiations much simpler. The draw of Champions League football is something that prioritises world class players shopping lists when it comes to transfers, having Mourinho on board should all but guarantee that.
So there you have it, three reasons why Jose Mourinho will succeed at Old Trafford. Well that’s if he joins the fun, i’m sure plenty of clubs will be circling like sharks should a vacancy appear.