Traditionally snubbed as a Mickey Mouse competition, the League Cup has taken on a new significance over the last few years.
It’s only fitting that the man who claims to have started the trend of taking the competition seriously won the prize on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho won the first trophy of his second spell at Chelsea by beating Spurs at Wembley. The League Cup was also his first prize in his first spell.
It’s his first trophy since the Spanish Super Cup in 2012 with Real Madrid so it ends a near three year trophyless run for the Special One.
Given that his games-per-trophy record is still an incredible 34.6, it says a lot about how good Mourinho’s career has been.
Successful spells at essentially every club he’s been at mean that he’s lifted 21 trophies during the course of his 727 game career.
The Daily Mail have compared that record to fellow managerial greats and Mourinho is still lagging behind Pep Guardiola who has astonishingly picked up silverware every 19.89 matches!
The former Barcelona manager hasn’t hit a barren spell in his career yet.
Other greats who deserve notable mentions include Sir Alex Ferguson (a trophy every 48.43 matches), Bob Paisley (26.75) and Ottmar Hitzfeld (39.96).
To see the full list of prolific trophy-winning bosses, click here.