Record After 20 Games: 15 Wins, 2 Losses, 3 Draws
Mourinho’s first experience at a top level side came with Porto back in 2002. Suffice to say, he had an immediate impact at
Porto’s charge to glory saw them remain undefeated in domestic competition until February, overcoming second-place Benfica and fourth-place
Record After 20 Games: 16 Wins, 1 Loss, 3 Draws
After guiding Porto to the 2003/04 Champions League title, Mourinho was lured to Stamford Bridge where he became an instant favourite among supporters and players.
He inherited an already strong squad, but Mourinho knew he needed to make additions if they were to reach the next level. The men he brought in transformed Chelsea into an unstoppable machine.
Didier Drogba, Arjen Robben and Petr
Only Manchester City could overcome them in his opening 20 fixtures, with Manchester United going down 1-0 at the Bridge in the Special One’s very first game.
If Tottenham are serious about sealing their place among Europe’s elite, they’ll need to provide some funds for the boss.
Record After 20 Games: 13 Wins, 2 Losses, 5 Draws
Mourinho’s start at Inter bares more similarity to his early days in north London, I Nerazzurri far from the finished article during the first few months of his stewardship.
Inter’s only loss in Serie A during Mourinho’s opening 20 games was a 1-0 defeat at rivals Milan. However, they recovered to end up top of the pile, ten points ahead of runners-up Juventus, who they overcame 1-0 in a seismic clash at San Siro in November.
It’s worth noting this Nerazzurri squad contained some superstars, including
Record After 20 Games: 15 Wins, 1 Loss, 4 Draws
It had all been going so well for
Chelsea: Volume 2
Record After 20 Games: 12 Wins, 5 Losses, 3 Draws
Mourinho’s second adventure in the Chelsea hot-seat also reflects his journeys with Inter, Porto and Madrid. There was plenty of promise at the beginning with reasonable room for improvement before a superb second season.
The signings of Diego Costa and Cesc Fàbregas proved decisive, the Blues going on to lift the Premier League title as the Special One once again produced a remarkable follow-up campaign.
José’s record versus the big boys isn’t quite so favourable as Tottenham manager, with Liverpool, United, and Chelsea all defeating his side, though more recently there was the 2-0 win against Manchester City.
Record After 20 Games: 11 Wins, 5 Losses, 4 Draws
Mourinho enjoyed a strong start after taking the reins at Old Trafford, beating Leicester in the Community Shield in his debut game.
Things swiftly went a bit stale, however. Their title challenge fell by the wayside by match 20 of his tenure, with successive defeats to City, Europa League opponents Feyenoord and Watford leaving fans concerned. A 4-0 loss to Chelsea did little to ease the tension.
His early record with the Red Devils is reasonably similar to his stint at Spurs, though there were plenty of differing variables at play both on and off the field at Old Trafford compared to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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