How Deco Made Counter Attacks Successful

By Stevie Grieve Jose Mourinho’s Porto won the UEFA Cup in 2003 then the UEFA Champions League in 2004. They did this on the basis of having a very strong defence, very organised in midfield with fast attacking transitions. When … Continue reading

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Mourinho’s Defensive Tactics

By Stevie Grieve Since I was young, I have always had an interest in tactics, specifically successful coaches, or coaches who have seemingly come from nowhere. When Jose Mourinho’s FC Porto won the UEFA Cup in 2003 against Celtic, I … Continue reading

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Jose Mourinho’s Defensive Transition

By Stevie Grieve. The complete article can be found in the February issue of the WORLD CLASS COACHING Magazine in the Member Drills Database. Jose Mourinho has had unparalleled success since 2004, he has won every possible trophy domestically in … Continue reading

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Is Mourinho’s 4-3-3 System Better Than Ferguson’s 4-4-2 System?

One of our best selling books over the past few years has been the 4-4-2 v 4-3-3.  This book takes an in-depth look at two of the greatest managers/coaches in today’s game…Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourhino.  Both have incredible … Continue reading

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