Time For Mourinho To Take A Sabbatical

first_img Tags: Jose Mourinhopremier league Mourinho was once the best Manager in the world (Photo by Agency)In my book, Jose Mourinho will always be ‘The Special One’.He helped transform Chelsea into Premier League and European heavyweights.  Between 2004-2010 when he won two Champions League titles with FC Porto and Inter Milan, he was the world’s leading club manager, ahead of Pep Guardiola and Rafa Benitez.His tactical genius in shackling Pep’s Barcelona on the way to lifting ‘Big Ears’ in 2010 is the stuff of legend.  However, I must admit Manchester United’s board was right to show him out of Old Trafford.Mourinho is caught in a time warp.  If he is to avoid following Benitez into football oblivion, he must take a sabbatical from the game and reinvent himself. He is still too young to become a national team boss.  But a new approach, augmented by assistants to match the team he assembled at Stamford Bridge in 2004 (backroom staff included Rui Faria and Andre Villas-Boas), is necessary.Unlike most Arsenal fans, I am sad for Jose. Onto the next crucial question: Can Mourinho ever succeed at another big club?Of course he can. A reinvented Jose can, for example, put the finishing touches on the Tottenham Hotspur project if Mauricio Pochettino ever chooses to pursue greener pastures at say, Real Madrid or Manchester United.Any club starved for success and looking for a quick fix can benefit from the Portuguese gaffer’s single minded approach to winning silverware. He is a big risk but one that remains worth the gamble.Comments last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterA gorilla trek into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwest Uganda, is a truly unforgettable experience. Tucked away on a on a flat ridge deep within the Forest, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is the ideal base for encounters with Bwindi’s mountain gorillas.This exclusive luxury camp comprising just eight tents is one of the most remote and atmospheric in Africa. Frequently visited by gorilla families due to its unique location, it is the perfect base for a once in a lifetime trip to track mountain gorillas – and to truly leave the mundaneness of everyday life far behind.As well as gorilla trekking, guests have an opportunity to meet local Batwa Pygmies and visit Sanctuary’ Retreats’ philanthropy project at Bwindi Community Hospital located on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which provides much needed healthcare to almost 100,000 locals in the area.As a special offer, book three nights at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp for stays between now and 20 June 2016, and only pay for two nights. Priced from US$760 per person twin share (normally US$1,140 – a saving of up to 33 per cent). Rates include accommodation, meals, drinks and laundry. Terms and conditions apply.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more