Someone who can and will bring back the aura of greatness and a crippling fear factor back to the hallowed turf of OLD TRAFFORD, as lately a place which has been cleansed or erased entirely itself of sterile football on offer. These and therein lies the basic bottom-line similarities between him and ALEX FERGUSON or MOURINHO bears to FERGUSON, who will no undoubtedly become his biggest ally and not just for a shared love of fine wine.
Ever by his staunchest and embittered rival groups and critics including MANCHESTER UNITED legends like ANDY COLE and PETER SCHMEICHEL, who stopped nothing to remind all of his eye gouging of BARCELONA assistant coach TITO VILANOVA in his time as REAL MADRID manger or say it his alleged sexist slamming of CHELSEA’S doctor EVA CARNEIRO for a perceived error while in charge of the blues, all of this just points towards one single thing that he is perhaps most intriguingly, MOURINHO is football’s most polarizing figure, is gradually being accepted by all including his fans and foes.
MANCHESTER UNITED will be without the service of RYAN GIGGS who was at the club for last 29 years, undoubtedly fans & players will miss his experience. Unlikely MOURINHO certainly will not miss him & will add his own coaching staff & players. There was that air of ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC arriving in United a move which will add a big named character and world class ability to a UNITED SQUAD thin in both the areas.
In all his tenure as United manager, dissent from the rank and rile was something FERGUSON rarely faced and never tolerated and MOURINHO all set to enjoy the same or rather similar kind of privilege.
to be continued…