Earlier this month the FourFourTwo magazine consulted their writers from all over the world to help them create a list of the top 50 current football managers on the planet. It’s hardly surprising that the top position was claimed by The Special One – Top Eleven’s very own Jose Mourinho.
Having won the Champions League twice, the UEFA Cup and domestic leagues and cups in each country (Portugal, England, Italy, Spain) he has ever managed in, Mourinho is back to winning ways with his Chelsea FC claiming the Premier League title and League Cup this season.
FourFourTwo’s Nick Ames profiled Mourinho, with tactical comments supplied by Michael Cox. Here is a snippet from the article:
“Nobody, perhaps with the exception of Sir Alex Ferguson, has matched Mourinho’s ability to hold opponents in his thrall regardless of the circumstances. The 52-year-old is a master of calling the tune, whether through the way he sets out his team or how he goads even the mildest-mannered of opponents – witness Manuel Pellegrini during the last campaign – into losing any psychological battle. Last season was the perfect example of his gifts.”