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Jose Mourinho Turns 59! Former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United Manager's Most Memorable Quotes
- Jose Mourinho, one of the world's greatest coaches, celebrates his 59th birthday today, born on 26 January 1963
- 'The Special One', as he once called himself, has coached some of the planet's most prestigious teams, including Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United
- From reckoning that God would think highly of him to believing that a famous Hollywood actor should portray him, Mourinho has a bucketload of zingers to pick from
Jose Mourinho, one of the world's greatest ever coaches, turns 59 today!
José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, according to Portuguese naming conventions, was born in the city of Setubal on 26 January 1963. The multiple trophy-winning mentor, who styled himself as 'The Special One' is known for his irreverent, cheeky and controversial quotes.
Here are his most memorable ones.
I'm special and you know it!
“Please do not call me arrogant because what I say is true. I’m European champion. I’m not one out of the bottle, I think I’m a special one.” (Reuters)
He did not think particularly highly of rival Arsene Wenger, once.
"I think [Arsene Wenger] is one of these people who is a voy**r. He likes to watch other people. There are some guys who, when they are at home, have a big telescope to see what happens in other families. He speaks, speaks, speaks about Chelsea.” (ESPN)
The man above has a favourable opinion of him.
"God must really think I’m a great guy." (The Evening Standard)
Age aint nothing but a number...
“For me, the real age is not the age on your ID. That’s just a date when you were born.” (Goal.com)
He's never short on confidence.
“We have top players and, sorry if I’m arrogant, we have a top manager.” (Bleacher Report)
Mourinho will resort to skulduggery to win.
“It’s not important how we play. If you have a Ferrari and I have a small car, to beat you in a race I have to break your wheel or put sugar in your tank.” (The Mirror)
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He does not suffer late fools.
“I would rather play with 10 men than wait for a player who is late for the bus.” (The Mirror)
He is won't be receiving a Christmas card from JK Rowling any time soon!
“Look, I’m a coach, I’m not Harry Potter. He is magical, but in reality there is no magic. Magic is fiction and football is real." (Planet Football)
His wife approves of the actor he thinks should portray him.
“If they made a film of my life, I think they should get George Clooney to play me. He’s a fantastic actor and my wife thinks he would be ideal.” (Football 365)
Jose Mourinho makes huge statement concerning future amid Everton interest
Ahead of his 59th birthday, Jose Mourinho set the record state about his immediate managerial future.
The Mirror, the Toffees recently sacked Rafael Benitez following a shambolic season that has seen Everton struggle for consistency and are threatened with battling relegation as they are currently ranked 16th on the Premier league table.