Five explanations for Mourinho’s sudden decline
Jose Mourinho’s decline as a managerial juggernaut is evident, but what exactly is causing the Portuguese’s fall from supremacy?
‘The Special One’ was practically invincible for thirteen years of his managerial career, spanning spells with FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, but the past fifteen months have damaged Mourinho’s reputation immeasurably.
Mourinho’s infamous ‘third season syndrome’ occurred at Chelsea as the then-champions produced the worst title defence in Premier League history. Mourinho won just four of his sixteen games as Chelsea boss last season before being sacked in December 2015.
Now at Manchester United, a succession of poor results – not least including a scoreless draw with Burnley on Saturday – has dragged United’s inconsistent form back to the surface. Mourinho is clearly struggling to overturn the club’s poor fortunes and many believe the three-time Premier League champion is losing his magic touch.
Here at Football FanCast, we feel there are five underlying causes behind Mourinho’s miraculous decline.