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Jose Mourinho’s greatest quates !!!

Updated on July 26, 2016
  • On dealing with the media:

“When I go to the press conference before the game, in my mind the game has already started.”


  • On joining Chelsea in 2004:

“I have top players and, I’m sorry, we have a top manager. 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.”


  • On leaving Porto FC for Chelsea in 2004

“If I wanted to have an easy job I would have stayed at Porto: beautiful blue chair, the UEFA Champions League trophy, god, and after god, me.”


  • On producing young talents:

“Young players are like melons. Only when you open and taste the melon are you 100% sure that the melon is good.”

  • On a film of his life:

“If they made a film of my life, I think they should get George Clooney to play me. He is a fantastic actor and my wife thinks he would be ideal.”


  • On Arsene Wenger:

“He is a specialist in failure. I’m not… It’s because I don’t fail many times. So maybe he is right: I’m not used to failing. But the reality is he is a specialist because, eight years without a piece of silverware, that is failure.”


  • On a ball boy not giving the ball back:

“One day somebody will punch you.”


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  • On God:

“He must really think that I’m a great guy. He must think that, because otherwise he would not have given me so much… He has helped me so much that he might have a very high opinion on me.”


  • On Lionel Messi after Asier del Horno was sent off against Barcelona:

“How do say cheating in Catalan?”


  • On taking the Manchester United job:

“It is a job that everyone wants and not many have a chance to have it and I have it.”

Do you think Jose Mourinho is that great of a manager to be titled "The Special One" ?!

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