What’s happening to Jose Mourinho? This is something that not just Barcelona fans are asking but also fans from Real Madrid and all over the world.
It definitely seems that Mourinho has lost the X Factor and his state of mind is beginning to worry many people.
In the 90’s he was the late Bobby Robson’s interpreter at Sporting Lisbon, Porto and then Barca. Jose Mourinho then continued his stay at the Catalan club after Robson left and worked with Dutchman Louis Van Gaal.
He then started a few brief managerial spells with Portuguese clubs Benfica and União de Leiria and enjoyed some success.
In 2003 he won the Champions League with Porto and everyone started to take notice of the Portuguese showman. The following year, at the helm of Chelsea he won the Premier League and the League Cup in his first season. The following season he retained the League title and scooped an FA Cup title, too. In the 2006/7 season he won both the FA Cup and League cup and was runner up in the League. He often caused problems in the Premier League and left Chelsea in September 2007.
The following year in 2008 he joined Inter Milan and won the Supercopa Italiana and the Seria A League title. The 2009/10 season was particularly good for Mourinho as he did the treble with Inter winning the League, La Copa italia and the Champions League. He thus cemented himself in history as one of the greatest coaches ever and in 2010 picked up the FIFA Ballon d’Or Best Coach award to show for it.
This brings us to his spell at Real Madrid. In three years he has won just La Copa del Rey and a League title. Mourinho seems to be having a hard time in Spain and his attitude is getting worse. In the Premier League he came across as a laughable clown and a showman. Although he caused problems and had rifts with Wenger, Fergie and even Benitez, it was nothing compared to what the Portuguese manager has caused in Spain.
Jose Mourinho has a chip on his shoulder and it is called Barca. He cannot stomach Barcelona being better than Real Madrid. Don’t get me wrong; Real Madrid has an amazing team but it doesn’t work the way it should.
Mourinho has an inferiority complex and it has filtered down into the dressing room. How else can we explain the Clasico matches, which would not look out of place at Twickenham in London?
He has tried to cause division between Real Madrid and Barca on such a scale that Iker Casillas and Barca’s Xavi have had to step in and take matters into to their own hands much to the disapproval of Mourinho. Who can forget when Mourinho poked Tito Vilanova in the eye? Is that not the actions of somebody with a mental problem?
Just lately, Mourinho has chastised Casillas by leaving him on the bench in favour of Adán, Real’s number 2 keeper. At Real’s last game, what makes a trainer kick a ball down the player’s tunnel when they are winning 4-0? has Mourinho finally lost the plot?
Anyone can see what Mourinho’s up to. It’s obvious the Portuguese manager wants to jump ship and is trying every trick in the book. Taking off the Real Madrid captain was the last straw for many die-hard Mourinho fans.
Mourinho has lost the X Factor and he knows his time is almost up. He thought he was going to be the answer to Guardiola’s Barcelona and has failed miserably.
Real Madrid need to get rid of this rotten apple and move on, before it becomes too late. Madrid has always been a club of gentlemen with good manners and fine principles. All this has been lost in the wake of Jose Mourinho’s stay at the club.
What if there were something wrong with Mourinho, mentally? His behavior is not that of a person who is in his right mind. One of the best places to find out is the López Ibor Clinic in Madrid itself. Maybe Florentino could take a drive down there and pick up a pamphlet.
There is talk that Florentino would have to pay Mourinho 10Million Euros to leave. To relieve a great club like Real Madrid of further heartache – I would say it’s money well spent.
Where would Mourinho go after this pathetic episode at Madrid? Would he be welcomed back to the Premier League with open arms, even if he is The Special One? I think he would have to try France personally, at a club like PSG.
Would La Liga be able to survive without the antics of Jose Mourinho? I think it will and La Liga would settle down. Mourinho in his heyday in the Premier League was a real character, almost buffoon like, laughable. Alas, all that shine has now been lost and La Liga, Real Madrid and Barcelona are paying the high price of this has-been showman’s last stand.