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José Mourinho is seen as a route to title but 128 years of history are against him | Jonathan Wilson

As Mourinho arrives at Manchester United, he has to buck a trend in English football where only four managers have won the league with more than one club

Who are the greatest managers in English football? Let’s for the sake of ease look at any manager who has won two or more league titles since the second world war. There are 15 and, while cases could be made for the likes of Bill Nicholson, Alf Ramsey, Ron Greenwood and Bobby Robson, it seems a reasonable starting point. They are: Matt Busby, Harry Catterick, Brian Clough, Stan Cullis, Kenny Dalglish, Alex Ferguson, George Graham, Bob Jackson, Howard Kendall, José Mourinho, Bob Paisley, Don Revie, Bill Shankly, Arsène Wenger and Tom Whittaker.

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