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Mourinho’s Porto Counter Attacking Tactics for FM20 by RDF

Replicating Mourinho’s counter attacking tactics for Football Manager 2020. Play very solid, defensively strong football but clinical countering in FM2020 like Jose did at Porto.

By Updated on May 27, 2020   20248 views   3 comments
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Football Manager 2020 Tactics - Mourinho’s Porto Counter Attacking Tactics for FM20 by RDF
RDF's The Special One 4312 / Diamond, a recreation of Jose Mourinho’s tactics at Porto during 03/04.

In 2003/04 Jose Mourinho shocked the world winning the Champions League with FC Porto. As it was a big surprise for everyone else, Mourinho’s very detailed analysing proved that he knew exactly what he was doing. Constantly changing things according to his opposition / competition made it very hard for teams to anticipate what will happen.

Being able to win the CL with that Porto side but also with that style of play, deserves credit and will we try to replicate that masterpiece in to FM20.
Mourinho created a system which made Porto defensively strong and at times, almost impossible to break down!

I recommend using this with stronger teams, with high work rate and stamina. I also recommend tweaking, tweak recommendations will be below.
I will be bring two variations of Mourinho's tactics.
  • Home Version - 4312
  • Away Version - The midfield Diamond
This will also come with two Jose Mourinho Training Schedules.

Mourinho's team was very very structured. Each player took their own responsibilities with their roles and duties. One player failing to stick with the instructions, can break the whole system.

JM Tactic - Tweaking Tips

  • Shoot on sight” can be added if you’re shots keep getting blocked, or if you are struggling on the shots count.
  • Away Tactic - CHANGE MENTALITY ACCORDINGLY! It is set on Standard by default, I mostly used Defensive/Counter.
  • Attacking width can be altered. To wider, this is to open more space but be careful, your team may lose their shape.

Opposition Instructions

I only use OIs against the top teams. I pick there best player (example, Neymar at PSG or Ronaldo/Dybala at Juventus) and use "never tight mark".

FM20 Tactic Testing Results


Video Analysis

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RDF is an FM Scout tactic creator who just loves to experiment. His quirky personality shines through his tactics but his main goal is create tactics/content that both achieves enjoyment and results.

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