Mourinho’s second seasons: His record bodes very well for Man United this year

first_img Jose Mourinho’s second season at Internazionale was in 2009/10 – Mourinho won his second Champions League with Inter Milan Jose Mourinho’s second season at Porto was in 2003/04 – click the right arrow to see Mourinho’s other second seasons assessed – Mourinho joined Porto as manager in January 2002, and guided them to a third place finish with the promise of ‘making Porto champions next year’. In his first full season he guided Porto to the Primera League title, the Taca de Portugal and the UEFA Cup – beating Celtic in the final. The following season, 2003/04, saw even further success. In his second full campaign in charge, Mourinho again won the league, but lost in the Taca de Portugal final. However, he won the biggest prize in European club football, guiding Porto to the Champions League – success which saw Chelsea swoop for the then 41-year-old. Jose Mourinho’s second season at Real Madrid was in 2011/12 – Real were in a real mess when Mourinho arrived at the Bernabeu, and he ensured they didn’t slip further behind a very dominant Barcelona side in his debut season. They won their first Copa del Rey in 18 years – which was also their first trophy in three seasons – and made their furthest progression in the Champions Leageu since 2003. Mourinho worked his magic even more in his second season, winning La Liga with a record 109 goals scored. His third season ended trophyless, and a return to Chelsea beckoned. 5 5 Jose Mourinho’s debut season as manager of Manchester United has ended, with two pieces of silverware added to the Old Trafford trophy cabinet.Though the Red Devils’ Premier League campaign left a lot to be desired, winning both the EFL Cup and the Europa League was a real success – and ensured United will be playing in the Champions League next season.United are expected to be even better in the upcoming campaign, and fans want to see the club challenge for both domestic and European honours – especially with Mourinho in charge.The Portuguese is considered something of a second season master, with his teams always achieving their best success once he has had one year to establish himself.But is this reputation deserved? talkSPORT take a look at Mourinho’s second season at each of his last five jobs, starting with his career-making spell at Porto.So, is Mourinho the second season master? Click the right arrow, above, to find out… 5 Jose Mourinho’s second season in his second spell at Chelsea was in 2014/15 – It was another season without silverware for Mourinho when he returned to Stamford Bridge, ending third in the league and suffering his first home Premier League defeat in charge of the Blues. But major investment in his squad in the summer of 2014 meant Chelsea completed a double of league and League Cup. Their Premier League title was won with three games to spare, and from the early weeks of the season it never appeared as if the Blues were going to mess up on the path to success. Jose Mourinho’s second season at Chelsea was in 2005/06 – Mourinho enjoyed a glorious start at Stamford Bridge, winning the League Cup and the Premier League title in his first season. It was the Blues’ first league success in 50 years, and they set a number of English records in the process; they achieved the highest ever points total (95) and conceded the fewest ever goals conceded (15). His second year was not as successful, though Chelsea again won the Premier League title with ease. The football was not as good, and Mourinho’s relationship with Roman Abramovich started to sour. It was a sign of things to come. 5 5last_img

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