Originally posted by sally cinnamon
Please tell me how you came to the conclusion that Jose mourinho is the greatest manager of all time?
For me he is the scurge of english fooball, a cheat, a brat, no manners and no class and now he is trying to pollute the greatest club competiton in the world with the same disease he has spread through the english premiership.
To even mention hi ...[text shortened]... ugh, Shankly, Paisley, and it pains me to say it but Sir Alex ferguson is an insult to football.
Managers nowadays are far better than before. Managing has evolved into something close to a science. If business schools teach management and the theory of management evolves, it's fair to say that managers today are better equipped to do their jobs.
That said, Mourinho is on the forefront of such managers. His analysis of the opposition teams is thorough and he plans the games accordingly and efficiently. Not only that, he prepares his players mentally extremely well and the regularity of Chelsea (and Porto before) is there to prove it.
Knowing his career from the times when he was Robson's assistant and seeing his debut as manager on a professional level and following his career, I can safely say that he is the most impressive coach I've seen in football, on par maybe only with Capello.
That you don't like him personally or because of reasons not related to his managing skills is of no consequence to his ability, only to your perception of it.