Ancelotti Hails Mourinho As Greatest Manager of All Time

Ancelotti Hails Mourinho As Greatest Manager of All Time

Elijah Odetokun
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:19 PM
  • Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has hailed AS Roma boss Jose Mourinho as the greatest coach of all time
  • Ancelotti said this while talking on defense and counter-attack tactics regularly used by Mourinho
  • Modern football is the order of the day but Ancelotti has said the old way is still very current

Modern football has gradually found its way to establish itself as football's primary way of execution, with ball playing goalkeepers as well as defenders a basic necessity of most teams.

Football managers like Jose Mourinho who still employ old ways of doing things are called outdated but Carlo Ancelotti has defended the tactics saying it is still very current.

Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid, AS Roma
Carlo Ancelotti has acknowledged Jose Mourinho as greatest manager of all time. Photos by Carlo Hermann/Oscar J. Barroso
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The Real Madrid boss widely regarded as one of the best football managers ever has named Jose Mourinho, the man who redefined defensive tactics as "the greatest of all of us all".

Ancelotti: Mourinho is the GOAT

Ancelotti and Mourinho share good history and while speaking to Corriere dello Sport, he hailed the Portuguese as the greatest and validates the defense and counter-attack system.

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"They are very current. The interpretations, the adaptations, the times of execution count. As the greatest of all of us, Mourinho said: "I've won many games this way.""

Jose Mourinho is a serial winner, having won League titles in all countries he has managed. He is reputable for his winning mentality and instilling fighting spirit in his players.

Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Chelsea, Real Madrid, AS Roma
Ancelotti and Mourinho both managed Chelsea and Madrid and won league titles with both. Photo by AMA.
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Mourinho has won 26 major trophies having managed Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Tottenham and currently manages AS Roma.

Terry reveals Mourinho dirty tactics

Former Chelsea captain is the most successful captain to play under Mourinho, the two worked together twice at Chelsea. Sports Brief earlier reported that Terry exposed Mourinho's dirty tactics.

Terry claimed Mourinho instigated his players at opponents especially Tottenham, he asks his players to score a lot of goals and make them opponent suffer and make them aware they are Chelsea.

He also exposed Mourinho's instructions to his defenders when they are defending narrow leads, where both defenders go down in the box but refuse to be treated outside the pitch.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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