166051869

Rafa Honigstein is Tweeting as much:

And certainly the general football media hive mind has come to pretty much the same conclusion. There are some dissenting voices, particularly those who think football is just one big Netflix version of House of Cards and Roman Abramovich (played by Kevin Spacey with an uncomfortable Southern drawl no doubt) would seriously say no to a coach with a 73.01% winning percentage over 163 matches, the third best record in La Liga even before adjusting for the number of games, just because they might disagree on things like player signings once in a while.

Methinks however Roman knows that, outside of creating a La Masia-like foundation led by a transformative football mind—I dunno, let’s say Xavi when he retires—and waiting thirty years for it all to come to fruition, his best bet is get someone who can win almost across all possible worlds except when pitted against one of the best teams in football history.

That man is Mourinho. The best part? He knows where all the bathrooms are already.