1. Quit whining & focus on delivering results
Mourinho has been hailed as a genius at times for the way he strategizes and especially for his approach to important matches. He’s been known to play mind games with opposition managers and players and his ability to play up off-field and on-field trivialities is unparalleled. However, in recent times, such incidents have threatened to cloud the bigger picture.
Mou seems so caught up in referee decisions and rival manager comments that he has little time and energy to focus on his own team. With the media constantly circling to pounce on any controversial word he utters, the Portuguese manager is always in the limelight, and mostly for the wrong reasons. Most recently, take the Eva Carneiro affair: he criticised his own medical staff because they dared to take an injured player off during the dying seconds of a match. While it’s okay to some extent, Mourinho needs to tone down the rhetoric and focus on his team’s results instead.