As Jose Mourinho starts his reign at Manchester United, let's take a look at the impressive CV of the 'The Special One' at the different clubs he has managed till date
Jose Mourinho is coming to Old Trafford as the new manager of English Premier League giants Manchester United as a replacement for Dutchman Louis van Gaal.
The Red Devils hired the self-styled 'Special One' after the EPL club finished fifth in the league under Van Gaal and thus failed to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Manchester United's new Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho returns to his home in central London on Thursday. Manchester United on Friday anointed Jose Mourinho as their new manager to launch a third bid in less than three years to transform the Red Devils into a title-winning force again. After three days of talks, Mourinho agreed a three-year contract on a bumper salary reportedly worth more than $20 million (19.5 million euros) a year. Pic/AFP
He will be thus under pressure to deliver in his first season at the club especially after the example of Van Gaal, who was dismissed only two days after his team had won the FA Cup final at Wembley to lift Manchester United's first major trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson left in 2013.
The 53-year-old Portuguese manager has a great track record and has won all imaginable trophies.
If one looks at his impressive CV, one can see the time in 2004 when he guided unfancied Portuguese club Porto to a shock Champions League win and then took Chelsea to a first title triumph in 50 years in 2005.
Then at Inter Milan, he won the Champions League, Italian league and Italian Cup treble in 2010 before moving to Real Madrid, where he helped the club lift the 2012 Spanish title. He then returned to Chelsea and led the London club to another English Premier League crown in 2015.
His biggest blemish was the 2015-16 Premier League season when he was fired by Chelsea in December for the disastrous campaign.
Here is a club-by-club record of Mourinho's managerial career to date.
Benfica (September 20, 2000 to December 5, 2000)
Uniao de Leiria (July 2001 to January 23, 2002)
Porto (January 23, 2002 to May 26, 2004)
Trophies: Primeira Liga (2003, 2004); Portuguese Cup (2003); UEFA Cup (2003);Champions League (2004).
Chelsea (June 2, 2004 to September 20, 2007)
Trophies: English Premier League (2005, 2006); League Cup (2005, 2007); FA Cup (2007).
Inter Milan (June 2, 2008 to May 28, 2010)
Trophies: Serie A (2009, 2010); Italian Cup (2010); Champions League (2010)
Real Madrid (May 31, 2010 to June 1, 2013)
Trophies: La Liga (2012); Copa del Rey (2011).
Chelsea (June 3, 2013 to December 17, 2015)
Trophies: English Premier League (2015); League Cup (2015).
Full Name: Jose Mario dos Santos Mourinho Felix
Date of birth: January 26, 1963
Place of birth: Setubal, Portugal
Playing career position: central midfielder
Teams: Rio Ave (POR/1980-1982), Belenenses (POR/1982-1983), Sesimbra (POR/1983-1985), Comerico e Industria (POR/1985-1987)
Individual FIFA World Coach of the Year: 2010
Primeira Liga Manager of the Year: 2002-03, 2003-04
Premier League Manager of the Year: 2004-05, 2005-06, 2014-15
Serie A Manager of the Year: 2008-09, 2009-10
UEFA Manager of the Year: 2002-03, 2003-04