Stories about Jose Mourinho

Manchester United versus Real Madrid left red mist rising

Manchester United 1 – 2 Real Madrid (2-3 on aggregate) Prologue: The script was written for another magical night of European football at the “Theater Of Dreams.” The Red Devils lay in wait as the Spanish armada sailed into Manchester bearing their prodigal son, more commonly known as Ronaldo, for the return leg of their clash. However, neither the magic of the night nor the mania of Ronaldo’s return was to take centre stage. A hasty revision had been made; the story line altered the plot thrown asunder. A rollercoaster game that began with the sheer disbelief at Wayne Rooney’s omission from the ...

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El Clasico: God’s gift to mankind

Football enthusiasts around the world, and particularly ones partial to La Liga, have a feast of beautiful football to look forward to in the next two weeks. In case you have been living under a rock for the past week or so, an unprecedented deal of four El Clasicos were scheduled in the span of four weeks. Two have already taken place with Barcelona and Real Madrid involved in a 1-1 stalemate in the league. As both goals came from the spot, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo finished with honours even. The second was a match-up in the Copa del Rey ...

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Chelsea’s detrimental obsession

Another year has gone by, and Chelsea still waits to win the European Cup. The Blues were well beaten by a Manchester United team who Marseille manager Didier Deschamps claimed lacked fantasy and who Spurs boss Harry Redknapp stated were winning the league by default. It was a disappointing exit for Chelsea who have been banging on the door year after year but have not been let in despite spending millions and changing managers. It was built up to be a classic all-English quarter-final between two giants that were in no mood to miss a chance to reach a London final. ...

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Jose Mourinho: Truly a special one

Jose Mourinho is popularly known as “the special one”, a self-proclaimed title that was later taken up by the British media. People will argue about his coaching style (and they have a right to) but if there is one thing Jose Mourinho is, it is efficient. He has moved from Porto to Chelsea to Inter Milan and now to Real Madrid. He has won the respective leagues and has also won domestic cup competitions with three of the four teams. With Inter Milan and Porto he won the UEFA champions league and it is safe to say that he rarely loses ...

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Barcelona’s sweet revenge: Jose Mourinho’s Real murdered

As things turned out, they couldn’t have given us more memorable football. Barcelona gave us a piece of drama beyond compare, something so thrilling and so extraordinary that no one who was at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night will ever forget it. There have been great El Clasico’s before, but there has never been a piece of theatre like this – and it could not have happened in any other sport. You can be staring down the wrong end of three match points in a Wimbledon singles final and spend the next two hours ...

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