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The Chelsea manager has upgraded his little horses to title contenders this season and one of the main reasons for such confidence lies in his record of winning trophies in his second season as manager, even if the bare stats are fractionally worse.

How do Mourinho's second seasons compare to first?

The Chelsea manager has upgraded his little horses to title contenders this season and one of the main reasons for such confidence lies in his record of winning trophies in his second season as manager, even if the bare stats are fractionally worse.

At Porto and Inter Milan, this was the season in which he won the Champions League while, despite securing four fewer points, his second season at Chelsea in his first stint was utterly dominant.

At Real Madrid, too, his team pipped one of the all-time greats when they finished ahead of Barcelona under Pep Guardiola at their best while Madrid also broke goalscoring and points records that season. Overall, however, his record comes out two points worse off in his second season compared to his first.

MOURINHO'S FIRST SEASONS (excluding last season)

P148 W 110 D 27 L 11 F 317 A 106 PTS 357

MOURINHO'S SECOND SEASONS

P148 W 110 D 25 L13 F331 A107 PTS 355

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