This time, Mourinho will want to create a dynasty at Chelsea… just like Ferguson did Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2328735/Jose-Mourinho-leaves-Real-Madrid–want-create-dynasty-Chelsea.html#ixzz2U0cnMfow Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
Carles Vilarrubi, vice-president of Barcelona, says Jose Mourinho has been a ‘scourge’ on Spanish football, but I don’t see it like that.
There have been unsavoury incidents, but his time in La Liga has coincided with some of the best head-to-head club games I have seen.
Three years at Real Madrid is worth 10 years in most other jobs, such is the pressure there, and what did people really expect him to achieve? Mourinho was up against one of the best club sides we have seen in Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona.
You can’t say he is ‘The Special One’ now because he has ended his final season in Spain without a trophy, but he is still a champion, and champions come back fighting.
The way Mourinho was outmanoeuvred tactically in the Champions League semi-final against Dortmund could hit a manager’s confidence but, such is Mourinho’s ego, he will only see that as a blip.
There’s a feeling he will win at almost any cost but his players say there’s an intensity about his management that results in an incredible will to win. Mourinho creates an energy among his players, whipping them up almost into a frenzy that can sometimes spill over.
He’ll do anything for his players and they will do anything for him. He is a fantastic communicator and his ‘special’ talent comes from the relationship he enjoys with his players. Cross him, though, and that goes out of the window, as Iker Casillas found out.
Chelsea is Mourinho’s baby. They had not won the title for 50 years before he turned up and won it at the first attempt in 2005. It was difficult for any manager to follow him because he created such success for a group of players who have, largely, stayed there.
If Chelsea have endured poor spells since Mourinho left it has always been because of the manager and not the players’ performances. He has great love for Chelsea and wants to return and be remembered for what he has done, create a dynasty, like Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
There’s nothing wrong with going back if you want to be in for the long haul.
Manchester City have demonstrated they’re not too dissimilar to Chelsea in their ruthless sacking of Roberto Mancini and they might have been a better fit for Mourinho. But City would be a new project for him; something that might only last two or three years. And then what, other than an international job? Mourinho is still only 50.
His track record, the fact he only tends to stay at a club for a couple of years, cost him the United job. David Moyes has a signed a six-year deal because United want longevity. But Mourinho is an ambitious manager and he will have a plan.
I don’t think he will be worried about ruining his legacy at Chelsea. Mourinho knows he will have the resources and he will be assured of having the necessary power. He will believe he can do it all again.
The style of football might improve, too. There is no Didier Drogba now and Chelsea move the ball a lot quicker and are less direct than when Mourinho was last in charge, while he’s always been very good at working with what he’s got.
It’s going to be a fascinating battle for the Premier League title next year, given the managerial changes at both Manchester clubs, and Chelsea and Arsenal must be hoping to exploit that.
I would be delighted to see Mourinho come back to the Premier League. For a manager to have won as much as he has at his age is just incredible. And there will be fireworks, that’s for sure.