The paper highlights the traits of an effective manager and links them with the performance of Jose Mourinho, followed with a conclusion.
Leadership is a process where an individual influences a group of other individuals to achieve a common goal (Northouse & Northouse, 2009). Leadership is of immense value in managerial jobs. In reference to football, leadership plays a pivotal role not only in coaching of the team but also in recruiting of the most appropriate team members, providing them with moral support and in assigning them responsibilities according to each one’s competency. Since stakeholders have invested millions of dollars at times into the football club, it is expected that the team would perform well. Therefore an experienced and talented manager is chosen so that he is able to bring out the best in the team members and appoint a competent coach who channelize the talents of the members and make the team win. Therefore managers are usually held responsible for the performance of the team; if the performance of the team is not up to the standard, managers can get fired. This accentuates the risky nature of the job and the amount of responsibility that the manager has. A team is nothing without a good coach; the coach not only maps out the positions each player is going to play after scrutinizing the individual capabilities of the players, but also makes an analysis of the competition that the team is going to face in the playing arena and justly devises strategies to aid the team in specializing in particular game moves that will make them play better in comparison with their competitors.
The role of a football manager extends beyond the fiscal matters of the team. A successful manager is one who is rated high on his relationship with the team. The manager motivates the team and builds up their morale. The attitude of the manager with