Mourinho joined Porto in January 2002, with the side in fifth place. He guided them to a third-place finish by the end of the campaign, and rebuilt his team ahead of the 2002-03 campaign. That season, Mourinho won his first league title as a manager, losing just two of 34 matches and setting a record for points won (86) which was no broken until Benfica claimed 88 in 2015-16. He capped his brilliant second season with Porto by also winning the Taca de Portugal and the UEFA Cup.
Monday, April 16, 2018
The Red Devils defeated Pep Guardiola’s side last weekend to make sure City did not win the league championship in a local derby, but were then beaten by West Brom on Sunday to hand the title to the blue half of the City.
Manchester United’s failure to win the Premier League in 2017/18 is an even bigger failure for their manager, Jose Mourinho , as it ends a run of success which has continued throughout his entire career – until now.
Incredibly, before this term, Mourinho had won a league title with every club he has managed in the second season of that spell in charge.
This record stretches all the way back to his first managerial term which occured over more than one season, with Porto in 2002/03.
But how do Mourinho’s previous second seasons stack up against his current second season at Old Trafford? Click the right arrow, above, to see them all assessed…