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When Jose Mourinho Introduced Himself to English Football With Infamous 'Special One' Comment
- Jose Mourinho is one of the greatest football managers of all time
- The Portuguese has won 26 major trophies in his coaching career
- Mourinho is also box office on the mic with his memorable speeches
Jose Mourinho is one of the greatest football managers of all time and has served fans premium entertainment with memorable moments throughout his career.
He has managed in his native Portugal, England, Italy, and Spain and has achieved success in all countries and all clubs except Tottenham Hotspur, who sacked him before a final.
The Portuguese tactician announced himself to the world when he won five trophies in two years with Porto, including the 2004 UEFA Champions League.
Roman Abramovich quickly hired him as Chelsea's boss, and it was the start of something colourful for the Russian, the Portuguese, the Blues, and football in general.
Mourinho’s infamous comment in 2004
The 60-year-old arrived in England with a reputation as a European champion, and at that time, only Sir Alex Ferguson had won a trophy in Europe.
Mourinho was quizzed about the idea of younger, more modern managers but was only interested in those who achieve success and those who do not.
“I have to say this, we have top players. I am sorry if I am a bit arrogant, we have a top manager. I am a European champion, I am not one of 'the bottle'. I think I am a special one,” he famously said, via Yahoo Sports.
It did not take long for Mourinho to prove his worth. He won the Premier League title in his first season with a record 95 points.
His team conceded only 15 goals throughout the season - nine from open play in a record which stands to today.
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Mourinho left Chelsea in 2007 and on his return in 2013, he changed his tune and branded himself 'the happy one', adding that he had grey hair which made him calmer and more relaxed, as reported by The Guardian.
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He was filmed shouting expletives at English referee, Anthony Taylor in the parking lot and was alleged to have also targeted Roberto Rosetto, UEFA referees chief.