From his apprenticeship days as Sir Bobby Robson’s understudy to his glory years in Portugal, England and Italy, Jose Mourinho has always managed to come off as a pantomime villain regardless of wherever he goes. Much of it has plenty to do with his vividly outspoken nature and combative antics while handling the press, but who wouldn’t, given the media’s obsession with “The Special One”?
The media has unsparingly been raining down on the Manchester United gaffer since the dawn of the new campaign, perhaps fixated on proving that they can either make or break a manager’s future at a club. Such was the case during Jose Mourinho’s second spell at Chelsea; with the agenda against him now seemingly, if not assuredly, taking root at Old Trafford.
Despite being a stoned and proven manager whose credentials have never been in question, the media still patronizes his defensive style after every marginal win; while in the same vein lambast the Portuguese for not having a water tight defense whenever he seeks adventure over caution.
Regardless of whatever you make of Jose Mourinho’s tactics, there is no escaping the fact that United’s progress has been blighted by the board’s support- or lack thereof- especially in the last transfer window.
Many United supporters will be quick to point out how their cross city rivals have exceeded and excelled with their signings, quickly forgetting that the petrodollar fueled club has backed Pep Guardiola with more than double the number of signings Jose has been handed throughout the same 3-year period.
Jose Mourinho is never a manager to let his head drop, which is why the 55-year old will fight to the very end, based on the balance of how this season could very well be his final throw of the dice at the Theatre of Dreams.
Easy as it may to view the Portuguese maestro as a prima donna with a nefarious inflation of his own past achievements, ever thought of how you would fair off as a football manager given the weight of expectation from the owners, the press and most of all the fans?
A good way to make your mark as a football manager would be by playing Club Manager 2019. The game, which is conveniently available across iOS, Android and PC not only lets you become the manager of your favorite team, but also challenges you to reach the very pinnacle of your preferred league. Moreover, it has been designed with a simple yet in-depth UI that makes it a true pick-up-and-play club manager experience.
Seeing as you can play a number of matches across various leagues, you will as such be bestowed with the managerial responsibility of enforcing any tweaks and changes to both your team selection and tactical formation.
You will get rewarded for your achievements as you progress in the game and this will in the grand scheme of things help in improving your team, as you’ll be able to upscale your side by scouting for key transfer targets and managing your finances.
However, in order to get value for your money, you will do best to develop your pitch to avoid sustaining costly injuries to key players and other high profile signings. You can likewise upgrade the status of your club by increasing the stadium capacity to boost financial bonuses collected for every home game, whilst also enhancing your training facilities to ensure that players have the best possible equipment to aid in their training and development.
Exhibition matches are best for testing your squad selection, although you can also create your own pool of matches to test your strength against other users in a round-robin format. What furthermore makes Club Manager 2019 even better is its availabilityacross platforms such as iOS, Android and PC (desktop or via browser game)so you won’t ever feel ring fenced from your friends or other players.
You can keep close tabs on the official release announcement that is set to be made soon, as Club Manager 2019 will unmistakably be the best football manager game in the world.