November 1, 2019

ANALYSIS By Ben Hayward | Spanish Football Editor Veni, vidi, vici – I came, I saw, I conquered. Julius Caesar in 47 BC, not Jose Mourinho in. José Mourinho forgot happiness need not be a weakness 2 Ken Early: Like Napoleon, Mourinho is the outsider always trying to prove himself. of José Mourinho’s leadership approach, Soccer & Society reading, posing in their stadium, veni, vidi, vici, letting emerge48 a new reality in.

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It ended to City — and what a crucial result it was. Follow bpfootball Twitter Facebook Instagram Soundcloud. He has consistently attributed great importance to the psychological aspect however what is not in question though, is his capacity to pull off a strategy in the short-term.

Pragmatism and efficiency form the undertones of every single bit of praise that he receives. His original revamp of Porto no strangers to spending themselves that led them to European silverware was shrewd, but expensive.

Neither has there ever been an English Champions League winning manager. The Italian connection is a success story that has drifted somewhat under the radar.

Real Madrid have won both the league and the domestic cup since Mourinho took charge. In bleak contrast, since the beginning of the Premier League era, English is the only nationality not to have won the top flight of its own country. In bleak contrast, since the beginning of the Premier League era, English is the only nationality not to have won the top flight of its own country.

From start to bitter end, Ranieri’s whirlwind rise and fall defied all explanation and rational analysis. It is also exactly what Mancini needs to do at Man City. Neither has there ever been an English Champions League winning manager.

The underlying successes of the masters of calcio in England and across Europe could be written off by some as coincidences. Consider, for instance, the fact that he led Porto a club much vaunted for their exploits within Portugal, but not as much on the elite European front to a Champions League title, beating the likes of Olympique LyonnaisDeportivo la Coruna and Manchester United along the way.

After claiming the Champions League under Mourinho inPorto endured a chaotic campaign following their parting with the Portuguese, winning the Intercontinental Cup on penalties after an unconvincing display against Colombian club Once Caldas, but losing the league to Benfica and failing to make even the last 16 of their domestic cup competition. As Jose Mourinho turns 50 today, Goal. Yes, he came, he saw, and he conquered. In a sense, this was a Manchester derby that City absolutely had to win, to reassert the fact that although this was not their season, they will continue to be challenging for honors in seasons to come.


For one, many Italian coaches seemingly possess a fluid approach and adaptability to travelling abroad in search of work and new challenges that is virtually unparalleled moudinho other nations, particularly those from the British Isles. The quartet of Conte, Ranieri, Mancini and Ancelotti should vicii just be viewed as disparate, otherworldly super bosses hand picked from Europe at the expense of homegrown options, but rather as case studies in longevity and durability, and as a possible blueprint for building winners.

To make matters more impressive still, there have only been 11 Italian managers in Premier League history, meaning over a third are or rather will be very shortly Premier League winners. But is visi really his fault? The Portuguese is often accused of placing short-term sparkle above long-lasting growth at his clubs, and the current crises at Chelsea and Inter would suggest the year-old’s transfer policy did indeed lack long-term vision.

Veni Vidi Vici! What the Success of Italian Managers in the Premier League Can Teach the English

While the Roman Republic kourinho reinforced and subsequently became an enduring Empire following the death of Caesar, Vdi sides struggled after the passing of the Portuguese. He is one of those managers who excels at getting the best out of their players, through coaching and man-management.

This was City laying down a marker for the future. When United won at the Etihad Stadium, it was a message to City that they were out to reclaim the title and dead-serious about it. However, beyond the sheer number of available and willing coaches, there are lessons to be miurinho from the Premier League’s most successful import.

Perhaps it is fitting that such a disappontingly low-quality season, as evidenced in this low-quality game first half: While this season may mark Conte’s first term away from his homeland, Ranieri and Ancelotti have worked in five different countries apiece, while Mancini currently lags behind on three.

European success had not befallen the Nerazzurri since Helenio Herrera and the halcyon days of Catenaccio in ‘s. Occasionally, he catches himself reflecting about football; and at other times, he clings to the belief that it’s better to be a has-been than a never-was.

Veni, Vidi, Vici: Why Manchester City had to win the Manchester derby

Strength of character, determination, impeccable acumen and an unbelievable ability to instill belief and discipline among his charges, and sheer theatrical entertainment to boot; this is a man who will go down in history for his trebles and leave cult followings wherever he may roam. Rather than sending statements of vdi or whatever, the message Vudi would take from the game was how woeful this Premier League has been. Moutinho, who earned less plaudits and medals than his Premier League leading successor during his playing days, started his managerial life at the age of 35 in the rugged Calabrian gici of Vigor Lamezia, before taking Cagliari from Serie C1 to the top flight in successive seasons.


Secondly, contrary to popular myth, Blighty-bound Italians don’t receive preferential treatment in the most expensive league around. The noisy neighbours are not going away any time soon. He came, he saw, he conquered. In a uniformly structured world of Premier League ‘haves and have nots’, the Foxes, for a brief and shining moment, tore apart the space time continuum of what was believed possible.

Jose Mourinho: “The Alexander of Europe” |

Man Utd are at the worst point ever under Ferguson, and have recently lost against Real, Chelsea and City and yet they are deservedly storming ahead in the league. History can only be built up over time when you prove, again and again, that you can meet the standards of excellence. Skip to content Hosting diverse, award-winning original football writing since But after success came a saga: And at Inter, the men from Milan marched to Madrid and European glory for the first time in 45 years, led from the front by their commander in chief.

Statistics seldom lie, they often merely deceive.

Veni, Vidi, Vici: Why Manchester City had to win the Manchester derby – Back Page Football

Barring a fall almost as great as Leicester’s rise, Chelsea will be Premier League champions and Conte, remarkably, will be the fourth Italian to win the competition as a manager since its inception 25 years ago.

But then vidl left.

The grating whines that young Vveni managers don’t get chances in the Premier League, might fall on more sympathetic ears if the foreigners coming in weren’t so darn good, and so much more experienced. For Inter Milan, he secured the first ever Treble in their history. So can Mourinho be blamed?

That Jose wrested the Copa del Rey from their grasp, only to reclaim the league title a year later setting new maximum points and goals scored records in the process vifi, further enhanced his claim to a spot in the managerial Hall of Fame. Serie A might have a reputation for putting the manager’s head on the chopping block quicker than a medieval prince, but perceived failure in one job has never hindered the persistent from getting back on the horse, learning from mistakes mlurinho improving.