Jose Mourinho it seems now will be #Manchester United's new manager.  And the Premier League have got the broadcasting rights to the next season-long heavy weight fight, "Pep, vs Jose." But, apart from the Press conference antics, and touchline meltdowns what have United got themselves into with Jose Mourinho?

At 53 he has the potential to be the Manager at United for the next 10 - 15 years many are saying. But when you think in the last 16 years he has been with no less than 7 clubs including Chelsea twice, you can understand that he isn't know for sticking around for too long and building numerous squads like Ferguson did.  And with 2 Managers in quick succession, Ed Woodward and the United board will want a long term candidate to keep the club away from becoming just another sacking club. 

After Sir Alex's departure the club spoke of how longevity was the key to success, yet have failed to provide that with both players and managers. One thing is certain with Mourinho and that is success.

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Between 2003 and 2012 he picked up at least 1 trophy a year, and in total has won eight league trophy's, the Champions League twice and the UEFA cup

But with success comes failure, and one of his main failures is that to control his emotions, and tongue. He has been at the end of some very steep fines, and even received touchline and stadium bans in his time in management.  In the final off the 2011 Supercopa de Espana he was seen gouging the eye of Barcelona's assistant coach Tito Vilanova during a fight at the end of the game.

As far as tactics go he is renowned for paying attention to detail when it comes to his opponents. Something Manchester United themselves experienced when they faced Mourinho's Porto in the 2004 Knockout stages of the Champions League. He saw United left flank as a weakness and set about using that to his advantage and Maniche and Deco Caused havoc for Fortune and Giggs.  As United struggled to cope with the relentless attacks on the left, Mourinho quickly switched play to the right, allowing McCarthy to run past Neville and Brown to score the winner, sending United packing.

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Fans call for attack at Old Trafford, but can Jose provide?

Many fans are worried that his style is defensive, and like Van Gaal's boring to watch. Cries of "Attack Attack Attack" have been common at Old Trafford under Van Gaals tenure, and it was the fans unrest with the defensive #Football, and lack of going forward that caused so much media hype about Van Gaal leaving. 

One other thing Jose brings is buying power. And without Champions League football next season, and the likes of Chelsea, City, and Liverpool all looking to strengthen there squads, it may be this that got him the Job. Players want to play for successful names, and that goes for both clubs and managers. Pairing one of the most successful clubs in the world, with one of the most successful managers can only be a good thing to a player even without Champions League, which to the United board will be his main priority.

I'm a romantic, and loved the Idea of Giggs taking the helm of the good ship Old Trafford. But it wasn't to be. The fans cant stand the thought of City winning anything before them, and as long as Pep is in charge, you can guarantee that Mourinho's main job will be to keep both him and the fans quiet for the foreseeable future.

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