Well Who Would You Choose?

José Mourinho: 44 year old Portuguese manager. Two Portuguese league titles (2003 and 2004) with Porto. A UEFA Cup win (2003) and a Champions League trophy (2004) with the same club. Two Premier League titles (2005 and 2006) with Chelsea in addition to the FA Cup (2007) and two League Cups (2005 and 2007).

Mourinho won 67% of his 185 matches with Chelsea in comparison to some of the other top managers in the Premier League:

  • Ferguson 58% of 1158 matches
  • Wenger 57% of 622 matches
  • Benitez 56% of 186 matches

Avram Grant: 52 year old Israeli manager. Has managed the Israeli club teams Maccabi Tel Aviv and Maccabi Haifa in addition to the Israeli national team. He has won the Israeli league with both Maccabi Tel Aviv and Maccabi Haifa. Under Grant Israel lost only six of 33 matches. Israel where undefeated in the 10 match qualifying campaign for the 2006 World Cup in Germany in a group that included France and Switzerland and narrowly failed to qualify. After leaving the post of national manager he has been director of football at Portsmouth and Chelsea.

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