Jose Mourinho is rightly dubbed as the ‘Special One’. After registering huge successes at Porto and Chelsea, the Portuguese manager came to take up the reins at Inter Milan. His brief two-year spell at San Siro was hugely successful. During his reign, the Italian club completed an unprecedented seasonal treble by winning the Serie A, Champions League, and the Coppa Italia.
Antonio Conte is now at the Italian club as the head coach. Inter Milan barely managed to finish in the Top Four but with Conte’s arrival, things can change very positively. You will find the Serie A a very good place for all your online sports betting now that some of the best coaches are working in the country.
1- Champions League victory
This was probably the most memorable moment of Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan. The Nerazzurri had to wait 45 long years but Jose Mourinho got them the coveted Champions League trophy in the end. With that victory, he became the third manager in history to win the Champions League with two different clubs after Ernst Happel and Ottmar Hitzfeld.
The Champions League final was a tactical masterclass from Jose Mourinho whose defensive approach blunted the charges of Bayern Munich and denied them any goal in the entire length of the game. Milito was the most instrumental player for Inter Milan who delivered two sensational goals in either half.
For the Special One, this was the most special moment. His team had outclassed teams like Chelsea, Barcelona and Bayern Munich to become the European champions.
2- Victory against Barcelona
It would take a very special team to beat Guardiola’s Barcelona, but Jose Mourinho proved himself equal to the challenge when the two teams faced each other in the 2010 Champions League semi-final. The Portuguese dealt a heavy blow to the Catalans in the first leg at San Siro which proved sufficient to get them through to the final despite losing the Camp Nou tie.
Pedro got the opener early for Barcelona but the Catalans failed to build on that goal. Sneijder got the equalizer in the 30th minute which was followed by more destruction in the second half. Maicon made the best use of Milito’s cross to poke home the second for Inter Milan. Barcelona desperately tried to get back in the game but Inter’s resolute defending was leaving them no chances. To compound Barcelona’s misery further, Inter scored their third goal through Milito. Later, Barcelona won the second leg 1-0 and so the Catalans were knocked out of the competition, while Inter went on to win the 2010 Champions League final.
3- Emphatic victory against Milan
The 2009-10 was the season when Inter Milan was absolutely unstoppable. That season, Jose Mourinho registered an emphatic victory against Milan in the Derby della Madonnina. It was one of the biggest victories of Internazionale over Milan.
Inter demolished their rivals as Diego Milito, Thiago Motta, Maicon, and Dejan Stankovic all found themselves on the scoresheet to win by 4-0.