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THE MOURINHO EFFECT

Widely heralded as the finest tactician of the modern era ,jose mourinho the self proclaimed special one more than confirmed his credentials as his inter Milan side lifted ‘the big eared trophy’ for the 1st time in their history. While a star studded Madrid side and their recently employed coach Manuel Pelligrinini were forced to watch this spectacle from the stands due to their bitter yet surprising defeat to Lyon .

Their season being branded an utter failure due to crushing losses to Barcelona ,the exit from the champions league and the defeat to lowly alcorcon in the copa del rey despite the acquisitions of Portuguese trickster cristiano ronaldo diminutive Brazilian kaka and the midfield general xabi Alonso among other exciting reinforcements. And thus the firing of Manuel pellgrine raised no eyebrows

Thus jose mourinho was announced as the new madrid head coach on 28 may 2010

Three years hence:

Positives-

1.2010 2011 copa del rey winner-winning the trophy was sweet,but winning it of of your rival?Priceless

2.2011-2012 la liga -finally!after millions of investment!a RESULT!and breaking all existing records doesnt hurt either :p

3.Benzemas rennaisance-despite being bought for a 35 million fee benzema failed to perform to expectations with lacklustre finishing and a complete lack of work ethic buthowever mourinhos involvment coupled with higuains injury faciliated the transformation of the 'kitten 'into a 'tiger' who put in several game winning perfroances towards the course of the last 2 seasons

4.Discipline-mourinho imposed on the madrid squad discipline.disobedience will no longer be tolerated as pedro Leon found out.And a lack of effort relegates you to the bench as in the case of benzema .

5.Stability-Jose mouringho made it clear from the begenning that he was in charge,brushing aside jorge valdanos suggestions of playing benzema striker during higuains injury tenure last to last season and pushing for the arrival of togolese striker adebeyor on a loan basis.his insistence minimized the interference in team affairs

6.Transfers-mesut ozil,angel di maria,carvalho,sami khedira are the signings mourinho made in the 1st season

during the second season he signed sahin and altintop

safe to say everyone except maybe sahin have been a huge success

2-1 clasico victory-put an end to barcas hopes of a madrid choke and effectively sealed the title for madrid while proving madrid capable of beating barcelona .

Negatives

1.Youth -despite offering them some chances into the first team ,it hasnt been adequate as in the case of canales and sahin. he has however handled the castilla players well by offering them matches albeit few to aid their development

2.5-0 loss to barcelona-need i explain??

3.2-0 loss to barcelona at the bernebeau -instead of carrying othe momentum of a 5-3 drubbing of valencia a week ago and the copadel rey victory.Mou opted a defensive approach relying on the walking red card pepe and .......

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