RB Leipzig hosted Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham and ended up beating the English side 3-0 in the UEFA Champions League round of 16. The game was the second-leg match, and the Germans had already beaten the Spurs away, by 1-0.

The aggregate reflects how bad Tottenham has been playing this season, and a lot of people and Spurs fans have been blaming the Portuguese manager, who can’t find a way to make this Spurs side to play just like they were doing under Mauricio Pochettino.

Some even claim that Mourinho is not the same. He’s lost his “Specialness”. Is Jose a mere manager nowadays?

Let’s recap the Rise & Fall of Jose Mourinho:

Back in 2004, right after winning the Portuguese League and the UEFA Champions League, Mourinho went to the exact same place he’s right now: London. Arriving at Chelsea, and at the age of 41, the young Portuguese manager stepped up with a certain air of superiority.

In his presentation, many journalists doubted that Mourinho could realistically replicate what he’d done with Porto in England, as the League was much harder. And that’s where it all began: Mourinho was about to go from a mere Portuguese manager to the Special one, as he said: “Please, don’t call me arrogant, but I’m not at the bottom anymore. I won the Champions League and I think I’m special ”.

And he really delivered, as he won a lot of championships with Chelsea, and put the Blues among the Big clubs from England.

However, it’s not quite like that anymore…

Claimed to be obsessed with the “Park the bus” style of playing, the Special one lives the worst phase of his beautiful story. Right now commanding the Spurs, the coach reached his sixth consecutive defeat for the first time in his entire career.

Also, since his arrival at Tottenham, Mourinho has been unable to play well and in addition to being eliminated in the Champions League, the London club also ended up being eliminated in the FA Cup against Norwich at home.

Maybe key players’ absences like Harry Kane, and Son play a major role in Mourinho’s fall at Spurs, but fact is that he’s not that much anymore. Not saying he’s not Special, but he cannot even be compared to Pep Guardiola anymore, as he did back in his glory days at Real Madrid.

I believe, however, that he can reclaim his rightful crown next season, as he will start from zero, and will be able to sign his own players and sell some he’s not satisfied with.

What about you, do you still believe in Jose Mourinho? Let us know your opinion!

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