News and opinions
31 July 2012
Alberto Navarro(Los Ángeles)
José Mourinho, the Real Madrid coach, with 19 national and international titles in little more than a decade gave an unforgettable master class in front of 200 American coaches. Over two hours, the lauded Portuguese coach and each member of his coaching staff attempted to answer what is probably the most complicated question in modern day football: the reason for his spectacular success.
Under the title ‘Mourinho Way’, the Real Madrid manager revealed, in English, the motivation that has taken him to the top of his profession: “It is hard to explain the reason for our success; I have been asked it many times throughout my life, especially by the press. Quality, unity, passion, work methods... there is not just one or two reasons. There are a lot of factors and they must work in unison”.
From this point José Mourinho then covered essential topics such charismatic leadership, dividing and spreading the workload, intellectual stimulation, etc., all aspects that are “crucial for the evolution and success of the group”. With regard to teamwork, the coach explored the topic in depth for some time, but not without making a joke or two along the way: “I’m not even the boss at home, that’s my wife. How am I supposed to run my club? When everyone grows in the same direction and I can see they are doing so, I'm very happy and everything is much easier”.
Throughout his master class, Rui Faria, Aitor Karanka, Silvino Louro, Luis Campos, Santiago Lozano, Carlos Lalín and José Morais, who delighted those attending with a faultless mise en scène, joined the coach.
Joe Cummings, CEO of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, summed up the unsurpassable satisfaction of those who attended the Portuguese coach's conference: “It’s a blessing for us to have Mourinho give this talk. From the first moment we contacted him, he has shown himself to be very willing to come. He is the best coach and is aware of his responsibility to football both in America and around the world”.
Ralph Polson, NSCAA president, supported this opinion: “It’s a privilege having had the best coach in the world here with us. I better understand his footballing philosophy and character after his talk. He is the best coach in the world”.
Ian Barker, NSCAA Director of Coaching Education, also showed his appreciation for Mourinho: “It’s refreshing for American coaches to see that someone like his is willing to share his ideas with coaches who have a lot to learn. I’ve followed his career and now that he is at the best team in the world I realise the importance and the merit of having won the four most important leagues in the world".
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