One of the finest managers of the modern era, Jose Mourinho, is set to take his managerial talents back to south London club Chelsea, according to The Sun.
After a less than successful tenure at Spanish giants Real Madrid, the 'Special One' will aim to rekindle his knack for winning trophies at his beloved Chelsea side.
The club has moved on since his first arrival in 2004 and new challenges face Jose Mourinho in the Premier League, but as a manager what can he bring to Chelsea?
The expectation on 50-year-old’s shoulders is like no other. After such a stellar tenure in 2004, there is no doubt Roman Abramovich will have just as high demands for the the 'Special One' this time round too.
The fact is though, Chelsea is guaranteed trophies and success, the man was born to win football trophies.
His track record speaks for itself, securing two Champions League trophies and five domestic league titles with four different clubs across Europe.
He has vast experience of life in the Premier League and this will sure aid him in his quest for trophies next season.
He’s a master of tactical knowledge and has the ability to bring in the finest talent football has to offer will serve him well. After all, if there is one man who could provide Roman Abramovich with domestic football’s most coveted trophy again, it’s Jose Mourinho.
Ask José Mourinho about the most important thing in coaching, and his reply will be ‘man management. He understands the psychology of his players, how they work and what motivates them. A cornerstone in Mourinho’s ‘methodology is the tailoring of communication to each individual.
One of his finest examples was telling Frank Lampard he was the world’s best player but needed to win trophies, challenging his ambition while exploiting the fact that, until then Lampard had won nothing.
In terms of motivational techniques Mourinho is up there with the best. He exploits player’s personalities on a much deeper level than any other manager.Balancing this motivational act with 22-23 players two times a week requires not only a masterful communicator, but someone with a profound understanding of individual emotions and personal goals.
Big money signings
It’s as simple as this; footballers want to play under Jose Mourinho. His aura, personality and desire to get the best out of his players are among the greatest in the game. Players will respect him and want to learn from his foundation of knowledge.
He possesses great man management skills, enhances a player’s motivation and performance. He understands the game and will help develop his players but most importantly, he’ll bring the team success. When you think about it, he’s a very attractive offer.
The man has always been able to attract Europe’s elite talent and this will no doubt continue at Chelsea. This was most evident when he single handily took it upon himself to obtain the services of Tottenham’s star playmaker Luka Modric last summer. With the backing of a millionaire owner the transfer market really is his oyster.
The game of football is like chess for Jose Mourinho. He’s a reactive tactician, one that reads the strategic side of the game beautifully.
His ability to diversify his tactical approach to meet the team demands is phenomenal. It’s simply a credit to his understanding of the game and the style of football he wants to play. He drills his players to the point where they know their roles inside out enabling adaption at any time during 90 minutes of play.
Jose Mourinho ensures his teams are versatile, brimming with confidence and making sure the players are never insecure about their own abilities and roles within the team.
The Portuguese also aspires for his teams to play an attractive style of football, a similar philosophy to that of owner Roman Abramovich. He embraces football’s term “the beautiful game” and with the likes of Hazard Mata and Oscar at his disposal, he has the opportunity to create some magical football at Chelsea.
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