Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, four clubs, same story, he won the domestic championship (among other trophies) his second season there, creating almost a… legend. According to him though, there is an explanation, and it’s rather simple.
It’s not because I have always done it that I am going to do it again. There is no relation between others or a guarantee because I always do, but I just think naturally a manager in the second season knows the club and players better. We are just in a position to do quality work better than in the first season
Jose Mourinho said in his last Press conference’s before Manchester United’s opening match in the new Premier League campaign against West Ham United, explaining why second seasons work for him better, and also why he thinks United’s chances this year in the PL are more… realistic than when he first took charge, a year ago.
It’s not just hope. It’s something I’m convinced about, that the quality of the team is better, so I have conditions to deliver a better result than in the first season
the Portuguese added. His Red Devils are hosting West Ham on Sunday, hoping to do better than the 10(!) draws they had last season at Old Trafford, costing them a significant number of points.