There was a time when it seemed as if Jose Mourinho could walk on water.
After leading Porto to Champions League success, he joined the Roman Abramovich revolution at Chelsea and created a team that formed the bedrock for a decade of success.
Having announced himself as ‘The Special One’ upon his arrival in West London, his status did not wane when he left Chelsea. He went on to win the Champions League again with Inter Milan and then more titles at Real Madrid.
But things began to unravel towards the end of his second spell at Chelsea, where, having won the Premier League once more, his charm was replaced by more fractious relationships.
Where once he used to gloat at other managers and their shortcomings, since joining Manchester United, his demeanour has been one of frustration and conflict.
One man who works closely with Mourinho is Daily Mirror Manchester Football Correspondent, David McDonnell…