@RedSte. A manager's greatness ought to be measured by the level of success he brings to the clubs he manages as opposed to this measure you use. The manager's signature style more than anything should be something that adds to his prestige in the minimum. Mourinho is one of the most consistent managers I have seen, right along Arsene Wenger. The pragmatist and the romanticist.
Far be it from me or you to suggest that, should Pogba go on to become what he promises, then the great SAF who allowed him leave would not look so great. Salah and De Bruyne were like kids when Mourinho was in charge of them and they just couldn't fit his vision for them. In a high-player turnover environment such as Chelsea's (at some point they had 2 football teams on loan in Europe) this is understandable based on expectations. Should we turn around and say they were lesser players for not adapting well? He sold them instead of waiting 3-4 years for them to blossom. I don't think that's a lack of vision, he just cuts his losses and moves on quicker than most. We experienced the same with Diego Forlan, league style and cultural factors aside. Who would have thought.
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