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Veni Vidi Vici! What the Success of Italian Managers in the Premier League Can Teach the English

As well as adaptability, and experience, ivci positive to be learned from the Italian mentality is its recycling of coaches, and their resilience. Follow bpfootball Twitter Facebook Instagram Soundcloud. Instead, he started his mournho career at the brutally unfashionable Serie B side Arezzo, before travelling the length and breadth of Italy’s famous boot from Bari to Atalanta and Siena, with mixed results, before taking the reigns at the Old Lady.

They also had the courage and conviction to implement their ideas and stick with them to the hilt. Hallmarks of his time as a manager include assembling a team consisting of the now widespread central defensive midfielder or destroyer, an out-and-out striker, a reliable joxe and a solid keeper.

The noisy neighbours are not going away any time soon.

Beyond the confines of England, Italian is also the only nationality to have had a winning manager in all of Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues, and has won the Champions League six times since its rebrand – level only with Spain for the number of managerial victories by nationality. In a one-off game, City are more than capable of matching, and beating, United. Mancini claimed before the game that the gap between the two sides was nowhere near the 15 points as reflected in the table — based on this showing he was right.

When United won at the Etihad Stadium, it was a message to City that they were out to reclaim the title and dead-serious about it.


Jose Mourinho: ‘The Alexander of Europe’

Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Ancelotti built his reputation with a ludicrously talented Parma squad that contained the likes of Hernan Crespo, Gigi Buffon and Fabio Cannavaro but his subsequent move to Juventus was an objective failure. While Ranieri may have departed Leicester’s bonkers ride, one of the few predictable things to come from the wider story is that his torch should be passed to Chelsea’s Antonio Conte.

Not sure I entirely agree with you Pavan.

Chelsea fared better following the departure of the self-styled Special One, but ultimately missed out on the Premier League title, the Champions League and the Carling Cup right at the end under Avram Grant inwith Mourinho having departed in October following a falling-out with the Blues’ very own Roman, owner Abramovich. He is more of a technician than cidi tactician, the difference being that he maximizes the jode of good results on the field through methods he trusts, rather than inventing new tactics, positions jsoe formations based on his team.

But after success came a saga: Despite having Zinedine Zidane, the current Bayern boss could only muster an Intertoto Cup from two seasons in Turin, and embarrassingly surrendered a five point lead in three games to Lazio at the end of the campaign to throw away the Scudetto.

So can Mourinho be blamed? As Jose Mourinho turns 50 today, Goal. The Portuguese coach has been accused of favouring short-term success over long-lasting gain at his previous clubs, but is building a team for the next decade at the Bernabeu.

For Inter Milan, he secured the first ever Treble in their history. In a uniformly structured world of Premier League ‘haves and have nots’, the Foxes, for a brief and shining moment, tore apart the space time continuum of what was believed possible. In bleak contrast, since the beginning of the Premier League era, English is the only nationality not to have won the top flight of its own country.

Ryan Giggs has been doing it consistently since In any domain, after the congratulations have died down, the euphoria worn off, the first-time winner is inevitably confronted by this question: While this season may mark Conte’s first term away from his homeland, Ranieri and Ancelotti have worked in five different countries apiece, while Mancini currently lags behind on three. They are definitely not 15 points apart in terms of quality; this match proved that.


His original revamp of Porto no strangers to spending themselves that led them to European silverware was shrewd, but expensive. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day.

To make matters more impressive still, there have only been 11 Italian managers in Premier League history, meaning over a third are or josw will be very shortly Premier League winners.

Jose Mourinho: “The Alexander of Europe” |

While the Roman Republic was reinforced and subsequently became an vido Empire following the death of Caesar, Mourinho’s sides struggled after the passing of the Portuguese. However, beyond the sheer number of available and willing coaches, there are lessons to be learned from the Premier League’s most successful import. Even though the quest to retain their trophy is almost definitely futile now, City still went toe-to-toe with United for much of the game, ably repelling United attacks, and carving out opportunities of their own, instead of giving up and rolling over.

Of course, leagues are won by the most consistent team which essentially means the most focused team will win.

He was followed by the stylish and brooding Roberto Mancinithen along came the uber avuncular Ranieri and now the morinho, tactical innovator Antonio Conte Mourinho doesn’t usually stay around for long, but long enough to savour success, to vest in victory – wherever he goes.

Man Utd are at the worst point ever under Ferguson, and have recently lost against Real, Chelsea and City and yet they are deservedly storming ahead in viid league.