Jose Mourinho facing a change of managerial methods

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As Jose Mourinho looks to take charge of Manchester United for the 2016-17 season, many are wondering whether he will change his managerial and tactical approach in order to maximize United's youth players, whilst still delivering attacking football and trophies.

Mourinho is known as one of the world's best coaches, having won numerous titles in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain. His appointment as Manchester United manager will almost guarantee titles, and many United fans are already looking forward to their opening Premier League game at Bournemouth on 13th August.

However, if Mourinho's track record is anything to go by, United will have to be wary of the effect he could have on the club in the long run.


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Although Mourinho has brought success to every club he has managed (i.e. Real Madrid, Chelsea, etc), he has also destabilised each club he has managed in the process.

Whilst at Real Madrid, he eventually lost the dressing room and was known to have public arguments with high profile players, such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Iker Casillas. 

Additionally, his treatment of fitness coaches Jon Fearn and Eva Carneiro during his last spell at Chelsea displayed the negative atmosphere Mourinho can bring to a club.

It is also rumored that Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Alex Ferguson, who both hold advisory roles at the club, were not very keen on the appointment of Mourinho at first, as they feared his temperament could bring negative attention to the club and that he lacks continuity, with the Portuguese manager tending to never spend more than three seasons at a club.

As manager of United, Mourinho will need to be less combative and take a slightly less controversial approach when dealing with things, as there will be pressure from the higher forces at United to keep the focus around the club purely on football.

Additionally, although the pressure will be on Mourinho to provide good results and exciting football, he will also be required to make use of the talented youngsters in the Man United academy. 

Although former manager Louis van Gaal was heavily criticised for United's style of play last season and his 'philosophy', Van Gaal was at least not afraid to introduce youth into the first team, with academy graduates such as Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford, who enjoyed an exceptional end to the season, making their mark on the first team in 2015-16 season.

Mourinho is known to favour expensive signings and experienced players, but in his current role as United boss, he will have to make sure he utilises the talented youngsters in the Manchester United squad, such as Anthony Martial, Rashford, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson etc, in order to keep the Manchester United board and fans satisfied.

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