|Full name||José Mário dos Santos Félix Mourinho|
|Date of birth||26 January 1963|
|Place of birth||Setúbal, Portugal|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, OIH, or simply José Mourinho (born January 26, 1963 in Setúbal) is a Portuguese football manager. He is the current manager of La Liga club Real Madrid. He is commonly known as "The Special One". Mourinho is regarded by some players, coaches, and critics as one of the best football coaches of all time.
Mourinho won four league titles in a row (two at Porto and two at Chelsea). He has also won the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Cup with Porto. For two years in a row (2004 and 2005), Mourinho was named the world's best football coach by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS). After leaving Chelsea F.C., he was replaced by Avram Grant. He went to coach Internazionale Milano and won the Italian Super Cup in August 2008.
Managerial stats[change | change source]
|G||W||D||L||Win %||Draw %||Lose %|
|Benfica||20 September 2000||5 December 2000||11||6||3||2||54.54||27.27||18.18|
|Leiria||July 2001||20 January 2002||31||17||10||4||54.84||32.26||12.90|
|Porto||23 January 2002||26 May 2004||123||87||21||15||70.73||17.07||12.20|
|Chelsea||2 June 2004||20 September 2007||185||131||36||18||70.81||19.46||9.73|
|Internazionale||2 June 2008||28 May 2010||108||68||25||15||62.96||185||94||+91|
|Real Madrid||31 May 2010||Present||129||97||18||14||75.19||350||112||+238|
Statistics accurate as of match played 20 October 2012.
References[change | change source]
- I am no longer the Special One, says Jose Mourinho. The Times (3 June 2008). Retrieved on 21 March 2010.
- Jose Mourinho 'best manager in the world', says Pep Guardiola. The Daily Telegraph (28 April 2010). Retrieved on 23 August 2010.
- «José Mourinho is a ‘phenomenon’», says Arrigo Sacchi. goal.com (2 October 2010). Retrieved on 2 October 2010.
- «Best Coach in the World», says Wesley Sneijder. Soccerlens (11 March 2011). Retrieved on 11 March 2011.
- «Real Madrid's maestro may be the best coach in any sport». Sports Illustrated (7 March 2011). Retrieved on 7 March 2011.
- 'Jose Mourinho is the best in the world' - Cristiano Ronaldo hails coach & targets Champions League trophy. goal.com (9 September 2011). Retrieved on 30 June 2012.
- Mourinho World's Best Coach, Maradona Says. novinite.com (20 March 2012). Retrieved on 30 June 2012.