Mourinho vs Pellegrini: Who comes out on top?

Playing success

JM: It'll forever be Mourinho's biggest regret. While the Portuguese's managerial career has wiped the floor with the notional importance of playing at the highest level, the Chelsea chief's on-pitch career never took off. Mourinho's father had earned one cap for Portugal - but his son had other ideas. After joining the youth set-up at Belenenses he moved onto Rio Ave where Mourinho Snr was coach, before brief spells back at Belenenses, GD Sesimbra and, finally, Comércio e Indústria. But by 24 he had retired to focus on the coaching career that would later define him. 1/5

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Joe Brewin

Joe was the Deputy Editor at FourFourTwo until 2022, having risen through the FFT academy and been on the brand since 2013 in various capacities. 

By weekend and frustrating midweek night he is a Leicester City fan, and in 2020 co-wrote the autobiography of former Foxes winger Matt Piper – subsequently listed for both the Telegraph and William Hill Sports Book of the Year awards.