The Portuguese manager is one of the most successful men in football, winning league titles and domestic cups in four different countries, and leading two different clubs to Champions League glory.
Often criticised for his defensive style of play, and an apparent lack of gamesmanship, it is hard to find fault in Mourinho’s managerial record, having also been named Premier League Manager of the Year on two separate occasions, Serie A Manager of the Year once, UEFA Manager of the Year twice, and FIFA World Coach of the Year once - the same year he completed the treble with Inter Milan.
Known for his desire to be successful, he is both adored and loathed by all corners of the media, but he holds a positive reputation amongst the players he coaches, and one of his current men has revealed what makes the 51-year-old so impressive.
Speaking at the Leaders Sport Business Summit 2014, taking place at the Blues Stamford Bridge stadium, 42-year-old goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer said: “The manager has a burning inner desire to be successful from the minute he walks on to the training pitch.
“Everything he asks us to do he demands for it to be done to the best of your ability, and he’ll let you know if he thinks it can be done in a better way.
“You look at the type of players we have and they are guys who are accustomed to winning all the time. There are some who have had that all throughout their career and there are others who have acquired it along the way and have the taste for it.
“It comes from the manager, the club and the philosophy. I noticed it as soon as I arrived at Chelsea, the different league they were in with regards to expectations.”
The Blues most successful manager in terms of silverware, Mourinho has so far been eluded by the Champions League during his tenure in West London. With his impressive record, one would feel as if Chelsea get ever closer to the European trophy with every passing season under the Portuguese coaches management.