Jose Mourinho

(José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix)

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho
  • Born: January 26, 1963
  • Nationality: Portuguese
  • Profession: Coach

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José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, GOIH, is a Portuguese professional football coach and former player who most recently served as manager of English club Manchester United. As a manager, Mourinho has won 25 major honours, making him one of the most successful managers of all time. He was named Portuguese Coach of the Century by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) in 2015, and holds the distinction of being the first coach to have spent more than £1 billion on transfers. Due to his tactical knowledge, charismatic and controversial personality, and what his opponents regard as an emphasis on getting results over playing beautiful football, he has drawn comparisons, by both admirers and critics, with Argentine manager Helenio Herrera. He is regarded by some as one of the greatest managers of all time.

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And I think because of the passion of every English player and every English supporter, and every English journalist for the game, most of the game is played with passion, love for football and instinct, but in football you also have to think. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Arsenal have won that advantage, nobody gave it to them. By playing fantastic football and by winning matches and by winning trophies, they won that respect that the opponent has for them. Respect
At the very least we should be given a bit of credit and a little bit of space, and maybe the media should think we could help them discover why English teams do not win European competitions.
But I think it's more normal for my team to have no success than it is to win two consecutive European cups. Success
Especially when you play at home, you need a good atmosphere behind you.
Everybody can be smart.
Facing the press is not easy, but because you have to go, you have to try to take a lot of positive things for yourself from these face-to-face meetings.
Football is a game about feelings and intelligence.
Football is a more beautiful game in high definition.
I am Jose Mourinho and I don't change. I arrive with all my qualities and my defects.
I don't say we are a defensive team. I say we are a strong team in defensive terms, but at the same time lacking sufficient fluidity in attack because that will take time to come. Time
I enjoy the work, I enjoy every minute of my professional life. Life ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I feel I have a lot to learn from English football and I am completely open to good influences in my way of thinking football. But I also have things to give them.
I followed an Italian manager and it cannot be easy when you follow a manager who thinks very differently.
I hate to speak about individuals. Players don't win you trophies, teams win trophies, squads win trophies.
I think the best place to work in football is England. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I was nine or 10 years old and my father was sacked on Christmas Day. He was a manager, the results had not been good, he lost a game on December 22 or 23. On Christmas Day, the telephone rang and he was sacked in the middle of our lunch.
I'm not a defender of old or new football managers. I believe in good ones and bad ones, those that achieve success and those that don't. Success
In five years I have never had a match where my team has had less possession than the opponents.
In the same way that I had to follow an Italian manager here, I can imagine that it was not easy for an Italian manager to follow me at Porto.
Look at the way teams play against Arsenal. They don't believe they can win. They don't believe.
Money does not guarantee success. Success ;Money, Coins & Minting
Please don't call me arrogant, but I'm European champion and I think I'm a special one.
So I know all about the ups and downs of football, I know that one day I will be sacked.
So if one day the result becomes 3-3, for me it doesn't change my mind, because it's football, it's normal. What is not normal is that we haven't been scoring enough goals playing such good football as we've been playing in the last few weeks.
So when they have Mourinho and Benitez joining the Premiership they should say it's good for us, maybe these guys have something new to give.
Sometimes you see beautiful people with no brains. Sometimes you have ugly people who are intelligent, like scientists.
The moral of the story is not to listen to those who tell you not to play the violin but stick to the tambourine.
The negative side of football. The negative side of our society. People sometimes go to football and bring to it the negative aspects of our society. Society
The only thing I would like is to have more control of the game in terms of possession.
The only thing that we cannot control is our supporters.
The Porto players were with me for two and a half years, they believed in me, in my methods, in the way we do it. The next day I go and a manager arrives who works completely differently.
The team is completely close. Anything you say outside, there is no chance it will go inside. So the team is really strong and compact. We know what we want and how to achieve it on the pitch.
The way I use to develop an aerobic condition is three against three, man to man, in a square 20 metres by 20.
The world is so competitive, aggressive, consumive, selfish and during the time we spend here we must be all but that. Time
Unhappy is a nice word.
When I face the media, maybe I don't feel it now, here with you, because it's a different sort of interview, but when I face the media before or after the game, I feel it as part of the game.
When I go to the press conference before the game, in my mind the game has already started.
When you just work tactically, in pure football sessions, you can see the way they can think football. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
You have to win and especially, as I have, you have to win a trophy for the first time. Time
You see how Spanish, Italians, Portuguese play football. I don't say they are perfect, I say English football has a few things to learn from them in the same way they have a lot of things to learn from English football.

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