From Real Madrid to Man United: A look at the list of clubs coached by new AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho
A new chapter in Jose Mourinho's illustrious career is set to begin next summer when the Portuguese coach takes charge of AS Roma. Just days after his sacking from Tottenham Hotspur, the two-time Champions League winner has a new club. He will take charge of the Italian side at the start of next season. Mourinho will have a massive rebuilding job on his hands as the club is set to not qualify for the Champions League for the third season in a row unless they pull off a miracle in the Europa League. Having won 34 major honors across Europe with six different clubs, he is among the greatest coaches to have ever graced the game. Here is a look at the all clubs Jose Mourinho has managed in his career.FC Benfica After some years of being an assistant manager to Bobby Robson and Louis Van Gaal at Barcelona, Mourinho found his first job as the main at Benfica in September 2000. However, that stint just lasted three months with the election of Manuel Vilarinho as the club president. After just nine games in charge, Mourinho resigned from his post on frustration at not being offered a new contract by the club's new supremo. União de LeiriaThe Portuguese was not away from a job for long as he was appointed head coach of Uniao de Leiria at the start of the 2001-02 season. Mourinho transformed the club's fortunes and got them competing for third place. His work at the club was noticed by big clubs across the country and led to him staying in the job just after six months. FC Porto It was his stint at Porto that got the word's attention on Mourinho. Seeing itself slip to fifth place, the club scooped him from Leiria, who were above them in the table. Just 39 at the time, he had an immediate impact on the side's fortunes as he helped them finish in third place. The following season he took the team to another level as they not only won the league but also the domestic cup and UEFA Cup (which is now known as the Europa League.)Mourinho's fairytale at Porto grew stronger as in 2004 he led them to a historic Champions League victory. It was only the second time in the club's history that they were crowned as European Champions. To measure how incredible the achievement was, it is worth noting that since 2004, Porto has never reached the competition's semi-final and made the quarter-final just three times. ChelseaMourinho's incredible success at Porto caught the eyes of the richest and best clubs across the continent. Roman Abramovich who had taken ownership of Chelsea in 2003 was on the eye of a manager who will help the club win major honours and it was Mourinho who caught his eye. His inaugural press conference is still vividly remembered by football fans and his quote saying "I think I am a special one" has become a cult classic over time.Mourinho walked the talk as he delivered the league title in his first season for the Blues to end the club's 50-year drought for a league title. He is among only three managers to have defended a Premier League title alongside Sir Alex Ferguson and Pep Guardiola. His three-year stint at the club was extremely successful with the club winning two league titles, two league cups, and one FA Cup. An unfortunate breakdown in relation with Abramovich saw him exit the club in September 2007 which left many senior Chelsea players in tears. However, that was not the end of the story for Mourinho as he returned to the club in 2013 to the delight of Chelsea fans. His first season turned out to be trophyless but still saw him secure third place and finish just four points behind champions Manchester City. The following season the Blues cruised to the Premier League title and Mourinho became only the third coach in history to win the Premier League thrice. The Blues also won the League Cup that year. However, in the next campaign things took a dramatic turn for Chelsea. The defending champions found themselves in 15th place in December just a point above the relegation zone which forced the Chelsea hierarchy to sack him. Inter Milan Following his first stint at Chelsea, Mourinho decided to apply his trade in Italy and join Inter Milan. Although the club was winning domestic titles, he was tasked with bringing European glory back to the club. The Portuguese completed his job in his second season with a victory against Bayern Munich seeing him lift the Champions League trophy at the Santiago Bernabeu. The same season they also won the Serie A and the Coppa Italia to become the only Italian side to do a treble in history. Since Mourinho left the club at the end of the 2009-10 season, Inter took 11 years to win the title again and never reached the semi-final of the Champions League. Real Madrid As European Champions, Mourinho walked the gates of Real Madrid too much anticipation. With Barcelona running riot both domestically and in Europe, the Portuguese was hired by Los Blancos to stop their surge as he did in the previous year's champions league semi-final with Inter. The ex-Inter coach got a reality check of the job in hand in his first El-Classico which Barcelona won 5-0. Although Mourinho bought Madrid close, Real Madrid lost the league title by four points that season. However, Mourinho did lift silverware as Madrid defeated Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey final that season to deny Guardiola's side another treble and see the club lift the trophy for the first time in 18 years. That year Madrid also went beyond the Round of 16 in the Champions League for the first time in 6 years.The following season, Mourinho got his team firing on all cylinders and win the league title by becoming the first team in Spanish top-flight history to hit 100 points in the league and Barcelona's streak of three consecutive league titles. However, the following season, the club went into disarray that saw them slip down the league table and saw Mourinho lose control of the dressing room in a season they finished trophyless with an exit to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League semi-final and defeat to local rivals Atletico Madrid in the cup final. The turbulent campaign forced the end of Mourinho's time in Madrid. Manchester UnitedFollowing his second stint at Chelsea, Mourinho decided to remain in England and replaced Van Gaal at Manchester United. With Pep Guardiola joining Manchester City, the duo's arrival in Manchester was one that created a lot of hype. The first season was a difficult one with United struggling in the league and finishing sixth. However, Mourinho led United to triumph in the League Cup and the Europa League to help them regain a spot in the Champions League.The following season they finished second in the league and won the FA Cup. This was United's best finish in the league both position and points-wise since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson. United also reached the FA Cup final but was beaten by Antonio Conte's Chelsea at Wembley. Unfortunately, once again, things went drastically wrong for Mourinho in the third season. Annoyance on the club's activity in the transfer window translated on the pitch as United made a miserable start to the season. A defeat to Liverpool at Anfield in December saw them slip 19 points behind the league leaders and led to his sacking. Tottenham Hotspur Following his departure from Old Trafford, Mourinho took the longest sabbatical of his career and was out of work for 11 months. However, he decided to remain in England as he replaced Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham Hotspur in November 2019. Despite taking over the club in 14th place, Mourinho managed to steer them to sixth position and ensure qualification for the Europa League. The 2020/21 campaign began in style for him with Spurs topping the League table in December. However, since Christmas, the club's result took a dramatic fall with a top-four finish becoming increasingly unlikely and an embarrassing round of 16 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League, Mourinho's took a massive fit.The penny finally dropped after a 2-2 draw to Everton last month which forced Daniel Levy to announce his sacking. Tottenham became the first club since joining Porto that Mourinho left without winning a trophy however he was denied the chance to lead the team in the League Cup final which was just six days after his departure.