Jose Mourinho was officially unveiled as Manchester United manager today, signalling the start of a new era at Old Trafford.
The former Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss was appointed towards the end of May, succeeding Louis van Gaal who was sacked just 48 hours after leading the club to victory in the FA Cup final.
His arrival at the Theatre of Dreams has been hailed by the supporters, and it’s not difficult to see why, given his track-record when it comes to winning major trophies. Now he will be hoping to restore the club back to the pinnacle of English football.
He’s already been active in the transfer market, bolstering the squad with the signings of Eric Bailly and Sweden superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and is close to completing a deal for Borussia Dortmund playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
So following on from his spectacular first press conference as United manager, we’ve taken a closer look at the Portuguese coach’s list of honours and records.
Domestic league titles: Eight
Primeira Liga (Porto): 2002/03 & 2003/04
Premier League (Chelsea): 2004/05, 2005/06 & 2014/15
Serie A (Inter Milan): 2008/09 & 2009/10
La Liga (Real Madrid): 2011/12
Mourinho’s first league title came in his home country with Porto in his first full season at the club.
He left Portugal in 2004 and ended Chelsea’s 50-year wait for a league title during his first season in his first spell at Stamford Bridge. He retained the trophy the following year, then won it again in the second season of his second spell.
Three more league titles have been added to his list of honours, with two in Italy and one in Spain.
Domestic cup trophies: 11
Taça de Portugal (Porto): 2002/03
Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira (Porto): 2003
FA Cup (Chelsea): 2006/07
League Cup (Chelsea): 2004/05, 2006/07 & 2014/15
Community Shield (Chelsea): 2005
Coppa Italia (Inter Milan): 2009/10
Supercoppa Italiana (Inter Milan): 2008
Copa del Rey (Real Madrid): 2010/11
Supercopa de España (Real Madrid): 2012
Mourinho is a winner, and that’s reflected in the number of domestic cup competitions he’s won at every single club he’s been at.
The League Cup in particular – often devalued by some managers in England – is viewed as highly important by Mourinho, as it’s been used as a springboard for two of his three title-winning sides at Chelsea.
European titles: Three
It was his triumph in European football’s elite competition back in 2004 with an unexpected Porto side that first brought Mourinho to the attention of the British media, just a year after success in the UEFA Cup.
He won the Champions League again with Inter Milan in 2010, but won’t have the chance to claim his third winners’ medal this season, as United have failed to qualify for the competition.
Notable individual honours
FIFA World Coach of the Year: 2010
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
Head-to-head record against the top Premier League managers
Mourinho’s third spell in English football will see him reignite battles with the likes of Pep Guardiola, Arsene Wenger and Jurgen Klopp.
Here’s his record against managers of the top clubs in the Premier League.
vs. Claudio Ranieri
Mourinho’s final game in charge of Chelsea last season was the defeat at the King Power Stadium against the manager whom he replaced at Stamford Bridge back in 2004.
vs. Arsene Wenger
One manager that certainly won’t be too happy with Mourinho’s return to the Premier League is the Arsenal boss, who’s never defeated his arch-enemy in a competitive fixture.
vs. Mauricio Pochettino
Mourinho was a serial winner against Pochettino during their battles in Spain, and has only suffered defeat once; the 5-3 loss away at Spurs on January 1st 2015.
vs. Pep Guardiola
Arguably Mourinho’s greatest rival and one he doesn’t have a great record against, winning just three of their 16 meetings.
vs. Jurgen Klopp
Klopp is one of the very few managers that can boast a good record against Mourinho. The German masterminded victories over the Portuguese’s Real Madrid side in the Champions League for Borussia Dortmund, and repeated the trick for Liverpool last season.
vs. Ronald Koeman
Mourinho won his first two meetings with the Dutchman, but hasn’t recorded a victory since, and was on the wrong-end of a 3-1 loss the last time they clashed.
vs. Antonio Conte
P1: W0 D1 L0
Most recent meeting: Atalanta 1-1 Inter Milan (December 2009)
The pair have only clashed once, when Mourinho was in charge of Inter Milan. They travelled to Conte’s Atalanta and that meeting ended in a draw.
Unbeaten home records
During spells with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, Mourinho didn’t taste a single home league defeat for almost a decade.
It began on February 23rd 2002 and lasted until April 2nd 2011, when Sporting Gijon shocked Los Blancos at the Bernabeu.
Porto: 38 games (W36 D2)
Chelsea: 60 games (W46 D14)
Inter Milan: 38 games (W29 D9)
Real Madrid: 14 games (W14 D0)
Following that loss against Gijon, Mourinho embarked on another unbeaten home league record, which came to an end during his second spell at Chelsea on April 19th 2014 against Sunderland – his first-ever Premier League defeat at Stamford Bridge.
Real Madrid: 31 games (W27 D4)
Chelsea: 14 games (W13 D1)