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First of all I know it is way too early to make such a bold judgement on Mourinho and I want to clarify that I am not implying that "he has completely lost it/he is a has-been" whatsoever. However, his teams' performances since the end of the 2014/15 season have not really been encouraging.
Your thoughts? Do you think it is due to his inability to evolve along with the general tactical changes in the European elite landscape over the past few seasons? Is it solely due to his man-management techniques which – it seems – is alienating his players?
I have a completely different idea about Mourinho's apparent decline. Mourinho's success was a lot based on players willing to fight for him. And that did not happen in the last year in Madrid and in the last year with Chelsea.
I think the reason has to do with him being irritated / pissed off most of the time. Even though I hated Mourinho, he was charming in the first stint in England. Right now he is irritated, deluded, confrontational all the time. And some times even a conspiracy theorist. And that seems to be rubbing off his players in a wrong way.
Exactly my thoughts. When he was younger you'll notice that players of his teams (Porto, Chelsea the first time, Inter), the players would run through a brick wall for him. Maybe he was more motivational, with more spirit back then. Nowadays he looks like a bitter old man
This is all speculation, but one thing I can say for sure is that Mourinho has lost the "I would die for you" mentality in his players. Why this has happened? I don't know.
He hasn't been able to inspire that devotion and belief in his players since Inter, I'd say. Maybe a little bit at Madrid, to an extent for a season or two. But that didn't last long.
I wonder how Zlatan looks at him now. Back then Ibra would admire Mourinho, now I doubt he looks up to him with the way he's been acting
Madrid is filled with egotistic personalities and with an egotistical coach taking over them was just a recipe for disaster.
The same could be said about his United squad. I just don't see what happened with Chelsea – perhaps him firing the fit doctor planted the seed for a passive mutiny