On the face of it, it's difficult to say Mourinho and LVG are similar but Imo the consequences of both ideologies lead to similar problems with the team. Both managers are very risk averse in that their entire philosophy evolves around reducing mistakes to a bare minimum. LVG'S idea of reducing mistakes involved around extreme ball circulation with players staying in their positions. While Mourinho's has an extreme fear of his team getting caught out of position or being disorganised. The result are a team that is frightened of making mistakes and players not moving the ball quickly enough. I cannot accept that this team doesn't have enough talent to taught to play at a higher tempo. It's simply not possible.