Mourinho the magician does it again with Inter

May 16, 2009

A Champions League with unfancied Porto, two Premier League titles with Chelsea — the first in fifty years — and the scudetto with Inter Milan in his first season.

Is there anything Jose Mourinho can’t do?

Roberto Mancini, who led Inter to the last three titles, should take a lot of the credit but Mourinho didnt try to stamp his authority on the team too much. After a bit of an experiment at the start of his reign, he realised Mancini’s tactics were the best with the personnel available.

(See here for a more depth look at Mourinho’s newfound humility)

Yes Serie A is much weaker than in the 1990s but Mourinho’s Inter have still romped home ahead of star-studded AC Milan and the might of a reborn Juventus.

If Zlatan Ibrahimovic decides to leave it will be much, much tricker next term. Then again, Mourinho is probably plotting right now how he can retain the title and make an impression in the Champions League…

Genoa striker Diego Milito and Udinese’s Fabio Quagliarella look good bets.

PHOTO: Inter Milan fans celebrate their team’s 17th league title in Milan’s Piazza Duomo after second-placed AC Milan handed them the scudetto by losing 2-1 at Udinese. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

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Campioni d\’Italia!

Now we want the Champions League, we already won it (twice) in 60\’s with coach Helenio Herrera and Moratti\’s father. Now it\’s time to come back…

Generally Inter Milan Itself is a good team. The team has been built by Mancini in the past 4-5 years. I wouldn’t say Mourinho do not deserve any credit. But loooking at other challenger like Juventus, Ac Milan or AS Roma. These three Big Serie A team has its own problems to solves, giving more oppurtunity for Inter Milan to Prosper. If Mourinho could do it with a lesser know team during his first year as couch, then he is really “the special one” as he claimed.

He’ll be at Real madrid next seaosn, won’t he?

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