03 June 2013

The Special One: The Second Time Around

After Real Madrid announced the departure of Jose Mourinho at the end of the season, many expect him to be back at where he feels he is special and loved, at Stamford Bridge. And indeed, a few hours ago it was officially announced that Mourinho, the Special One, will be The Blues manager for the next four seasons. And of course that didn’t come without a question if and will the Special One will be as successful the second time around?

Now, Mou must prove his detractors that he is still special even it is tougher to win everything in the already stronger teams of the Premier League. And even without the famous Sir Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini. In fact, his time at the Bernabeu coincided with Barca being one of the best European teams yet he still managed to win and snatched from Barcelona the La Liga and some other silverware, including the well known El Clasico then set several records along the way.

What Mourinho must do is to discredit the old adage that you should never go back to your previous club since many mangers have failed to duplicate and achieve what they did the first time around. Although there are some who were successful when they return to their former employees and it is now up to Jose to prove that the magic he brought to the Blue Lions in 2004 can work a second time. Yet statistics shows that it is rare that mangers surpass what they have set the first time.

NB: Image from wikipedia.

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