The departure of Jose Mourinho from Real Madrid closes an era for the club. While his tenure has been controversial, it had its share of achievements.

At a time when Real Madrid is taking measures to bury the Mourinho era, his accomplishments need mentioning.  The purpose of this article is to present Mourinho’s three greatest achievements at Real Madrid.

It is hoped that the readers of The Premier League Insider will appreciate the positive achievements of Mourinho for Bernabeu. The purpose is to initiate a discussion about Mourinho's legacy in Real Madrid.

Copa Del Rey 2011

Real Madrid defeated FC Barcelona to win the Copa Del Rey in 2011. This is the first time that Los Galacticos win this trophy in nearly two decades.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal within extra time with a header. The only negative news from the victory was Sergio Ramos.

Sergio Ramos accidently dropped the trophy while he waved towards celebratory crowds in Madrid.

Spanish Super Copa 2012

Real Madrid defeated FC Barcelona in the 2012 Super Copa with two goals by Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain. While Lionel Messi scored one goal in this match, he was unable to prevent Real Madrid’s advance to victory.

It appeared that the Barca defense was disorganized in this match. Los Galacticos on the other hand were efficient and consistent in this match.

La Liga 2012

Under Mourinho’s watch, Real Madrid won the 2012 La Liga trophy after defeating Athletic Club Bilbao. It was the first time in almost five years that Los Merengue’s win La Liga.

Mesut Ozil, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Gonzalo Higuain scored three goals in this match. Mourinho joined the ranks of Ernst Happel of Austria and Giovanni Trappatoni in world football history with this victory.

The three are currently the only managers to have won league titles in four European countries. In the case of Mourinho, he won them in Portugal with Porto, England with Chelsea, Italy with Inter Milan, and Spain with Real Madrid.

My thanks to the readers of The Premier League Insider for their time with this article. Our best wishes now and always.

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