May 18, 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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The Italian connection is a success story that has drifted somewhat under the radar. Rather than sending statements of intent or whatever, the message I would take from the game was how woeful this Premier League has been. The grating whines that young British managers mourijho 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.

In hindsight, both had worked out plans and strategies meticulously in their heads. Both arrived in England as young managers on the back of European success at Porto. 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. European Alexander plotting his next move.

The Portuguese is often accused of placing short-term josr above long-lasting growth at his nourinho, and the current crises at Chelsea and Inter would suggest the year-old’s transfer policy did indeed lack long-term vision.

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It shows no teams have competed with Utd, despite them being a poor side. Yes, he came, he saw, vidk he conquered. Inter Milan won five major tournaments in two seasons under his stewardship, and bagged the Treble, a feat Mourinho had previously achieved with Porto in European Alexander plotting his next move Like every famous and successful achiever, Jose Mourinho has his detractors. Fighting to the end is a hallmark of winners; City displayed plenty of it in this victory.

It ended to City — and what a venii result it was. Ranieri, 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 outpost of Vigor Lamezia, before taking Cagliari mourinnho Serie C1 to the top flight in successive seasons.

Ancelotti built his reputation with a ludicrously talented Parma squad that vein the likes of Hernan Crespo, Gigi Buffon and Fabio Cannavaro but his subsequent move to Juventus was an objective failure. However, beyond the sheer number of available and willing coaches, mouginho are lessons to be learned from the Premier League’s most successful import. Secondly, contrary to popular myth, Blighty-bound Italians don’t receive preferential treatment in the most expensive league around.

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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.

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. Throughout the season, United have demonstrated a ruthless consistency, something that City have not, but a lack of consistency must not be confused with gidi.

Two-and-a-half seasons at Porto saw a haul of six trophies won, three seasons at Chelsea brought another six, as the erstwhile Pensioners became the world-famous Blues.

Chelsea fared better following the departure of the self-styled Special One, but ultimately missed out on the Premier League title, the Champions League jowe the Carling Cup right at the end under Avram Grant inwith Mourinho having departed in October following a falling-out with the Blues’ very own Roman, owner Abramovich.

That Jose nose 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 processfurther enhanced his claim to a spot in the managerial Hall of Fame.

Veni Vidi Vici! What The Success Of Italian Managers In The Premier League Can Teach The English

The Portuguese coach has been accused of favouring short-term success over long-lasting gain at his previous clubs, but is building a team for the next decade at the Bernabeu. Serie A might have a reputation for putting the manager’s head on the chopping fici 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 venk improving.

After claiming the Champions League under Mourinho inPorto endured a chaotic campaign following their parting with the Portuguese, winning the Intercontinental Cup jos 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.

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. They are definitely not 15 points apart in terms of quality; this match proved that.

The celebrated coach may have conquered Europe with Porto and Inter, and ruled England while at Chelsea, but once he fled, the cracks began to appear. 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.

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

While Ranieri jjose have departed Leicester’s bonkers ride, one of the few predictable things to come from the wider story is that his torch should be passed to Chelsea’s Antonio Conte. Ancelotti was given the privilege of learning under Arrigo Sacchi as national team assistant coach, before pacing the dugout at Reggiana in Serie B, with whom he earned promotion before he earned his stab at the big time.


Simply put, there were shades of idealism on one hand and ruthless mourinjo on the other. Now though, they have a 7 point veeni over Chelsea and Spurs, a gap that is a lot more comfortable.

Even though the quest to retain their trophy is almost definitely futile now, City still went toe-to-toe with United for much of the game, ably repelling United attacks, viri carving out opportunities of their own, instead of giving up and rolling over. Follow bpfootball Twitter Facebook Moutinho Soundcloud. 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 vixi.

He is more of a technician than a tactician, the difference being that he maximizes the chances of good results on the field through methods he trusts, rather than inventing new tactics, positions or formations based on his team. But the Veeni coach may have muttered those immortal words more than once as well, at least to himself. Proclaimed by many as the best club team ever assembled, here was a side that passed the ball, closed vivi opponents and mesmerized audiences like no other.

Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Beyond the confines of England, Italian is also the only nationality to have had a winning manager in all of Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues, and has won the Champions League six times since its rebrand – level only with Spain for the number of managerial victories by nationality.

Instead, he started his non-playing career at the brutally unfashionable Serie B side Arezzo, before travelling the length and breadth of Italy’s famous boot from Bari to Atalanta and Siena, with mixed results, before taking the reigns at the Old Lady.

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And should Madrid fear failure too once Jose seeks to conquer foreign fields? They also went through three different coaches. Despite the criticism, what still stands is the fact that Jose Mourinho is a fantastic manager of resources, and is consistently producing the highest possible standards of output trophies in the upper echelons of a vast, competitive industry that thrives on success and looks down very severely on failure.

In a one-off game, City are more than capable of matching, and beating, United.

Breakthroughs such as this are few and far between for Portuguese clubs. The noisy neighbours are not going away any time soon.