Jose Mourinho’s record against big Premier League clubs

Jose Mourinho is probably on his way to United

Jose Mourinho, who was controversially sacked by Chelsea following a dismal start to the campaign is all set to come back to the Premier League by joining as the new manager at Manchester United, succeeding Louis van Gaal. Mourinho has several records in the Premier League that any manager would be proud to have.

For starters, he is the manager with the highest win percentage in the entire Premier League history despite having his worst season with Chelsea last season. The former Chelsea boss also holds the record for the longest unbeaten run at home of 77 games, which was broken when Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

The Portuguese has also won the Premier League three times, the FA cup on one occasion, the League Cup thrice and the FA Community Shield once. Such are the records that Mourinho can boast in his CV.

The following is the record that Mourinho has against the big English clubs in the Premier League:

1) Liverpool

Hazard recently scored a beautiful goal against Liverpool

Mourinho has a brilliant record against Liverpool, so much so that he boasts an incredible number of wins against the Merseyside club. He has eight wins, one draw and two losses against the Reds in the league.

He famously performed a double in his first season of his second spell in charge of the London club in the 2013/14 season. The 2-0 win against Liverpool at Anfield that season denied Liverpool and captain Steven Gerrard their first ever Premier League trophy.

Mourinho won that game only due to his sheer tactical prowess while also playing a second string squad. Though all things were not rosy as the former Chelsea boss lost his last game against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge with a score line of 3-1. The loss was also his first game against Jurgen Klopp in the Premier League.

2) Manchester City

Chelsea were beaten 3-0 by City on both the fixtures this season

Mourinho has a healthy record against Manchester City as he masterminded a double over the Citizens in the 2013/14 Premier League season of his second stint as Chelsea boss. His team were 2-1 winners in the first fixture when Torres scored a 90th-minute winner to deny City any points.

He also won the reverse fixture by a score of 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium. He has won six games, drawn three and lost twice to City.

Last season, Chelsea drew both their games against the Citizens, although it didn’t matter as Chelsea marched on to win the Premier League with great style. He did not have a very nice ending to his last season at the London club as he lost 3-0 to Manuel Pellegrini's men at the Etihad at the start of the 2015/16 Premier League season.

3) Manchester United

Mourinho has an incredible record against United

Mourinho has an excellent record against the Manchester club. The former Chelsea boss has won five games out of ten, drawing four and losing only once to Manchester United. He is considered as many as a specialist in big games as he has only lost to the Red Devils once in his Premier League career.

He has been a constant thorn against the club as he managed to beat the Manchester side even during his time at Porto in the Champions League. Mourinho famously performed a tactical miracle by winning his last match against United by a score of 1-0, in a match where United had more than 65% possession.

This shows his tactical class and adaptability to the situation. He will be a great acquisition for the Red Devils and it remains to be seen what impact he will have at the club.

4) Arsenal

Cheslea never lost against Arsenal under Mourinho

Mourinho’s favourite opposition is Arsenal. He is unbeaten against the Gunners in eleven Premier League games by winning five and drawing six of those. The former Inter Milan and Real Madrid manager has been a constant thorn for Arsenal. No matter how bad his Chelsea team may be, beating Arsenal seems to be no issue for him.

Mourinho has such a healthy record against Arsenal, it led to him having a less than poor relationship with Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger, whom he famously called a specialist in failure. The pair have shared a tumultuous relationship with as was evident when Arsene Wenger shoved the Chelsea manager during a match which Mourinho won.

His favourite game against Arsenal has to be the game in which Chelsea beat Arsenal 6-0 at home during Wenger’s 1000th game in charge at Arsenal. Although Mourinho started the 2015/16 season poorly, he did manage to beat Arsenal 2-0 controversially at home.

5) Tottenham Hotspur

Chelsea were held by Tottenham on both the occasions

Mourinho has a decent record against Tottenham with six wins, three draws and two losses. The former Chelsea manager managed to beat Spurs 4-0 during a home match in the 2013/14 season.

In the reverse fixture at Tottenham, Mourinho managed to salvage a point against his once protégé, Andres Villas-Boas, who was the coach at Tottenham at that point. His record against Tottenham is not as good as he would have liked considering the fact that he has such a stellar record against the other big clubs.

The last time Mourinho’s Chelsea faced Tottenham was in a 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane in a match that most expected Mourinho to lose because of his team’s dismal start to the season.

6) Newcastle United - Bogey team

Newcastle have been relegated due to their poor showing in the League

Mourinho’s worst enemy has to be Newcastle United as he has a very average record against the Magpies. He has won only half of the ten games played against the now-relegated club, losing three and drawing two games.

It is a pretty awful record considering the fact that Newcastle is not as big a team as any of the above-mentioned clubs. More particularly, the Newcastle managed by Alan Pardew had one of the best records against the former Chelsea boss.

The last time Mourinho faced Newcastle was when Chelsea managed a 2-2 draw after going two goals down. Newcastle have had a very bad season as they couldn’t survive the Premier League season and have been relegated to the Championship under Rafael Benitez.

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