21 most memorable Jose Mourinho quotes

Jose
Mourinho established himself as one of football tacticians in recent times
thanks to his triumphs at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Manchester United.

To many he is the footballs ultimate protagonist due to
his team’s tendency to employ ‘anti-football’ tactics as long as they bear good
results.

Apart from his prowess as a football manager, his
outspoken nature is a hard to miss trait of him, in often landing him in
trouble with fellow managers and football players.

Below are some of the best one-liners by the Portuguese.

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Best Jose mourinho quotes as Chelsea Manager

“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.”

“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.” 

“Everybody is crying that Chelsea keep winning
and winning and winning so I think that draw at Goodison Park makes everyone
more happy. It gives people more hope and brings to the Premiership what
everybody was waiting for.”
On
the loss of their 100% league record at Everton – October 2005

“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.”

“I
don’t want special relations with one of them (his players). I hate to speak
about individuals. Players don’t win you trophies, teams win trophies, squads
win trophies.”

“I
told [Adrian] Mutu, you are already a rich boy, you won a lot of money, you are
still in a big contract. So no problem with your future about money, no problem
about prestige in your home country. When you go back to Romania you will be
one of the kings. But five years after you leave football nobody remembers you.
Only if you do big things. This is what makes history.”

Mourinho on his team’s injury crisis in 2007

“It
is like having a blanket that is too small for the bed. You pull the blanket up
to keep your chest warm and your feet stick out.

“I
cannot buy a bigger blanket because the supermarket is closed. But I am content
because the blanket is cashmere. It is no ordinary blanket.”

Best Jose mourinho quotes as Real Madrid
Manager

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“I
am Jose Mourinho and I don’t change. I arrive with all my qualities and my
defects.”
 – When he
was unveiled as the new Real Madrid manager in 2010.

“I am prepared. The more
pressure there is, the stronger I am. In Portugal, we say the bigger the ship,
the stronger the storm. Fortunately for me, I have always been in big ships. FC
Porto was a very big ship in Portugal, Chelsea was also a big ship in England
and Inter was a great ship in Italy. Now I’m at Real Madrid, which is
considered the biggest ship on the planet.”

“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.”
After
his first game in charge of Real Madrid, a goalless draw against Real Mallorca.

Mourinho During his first press conference as spurs
manager

“I’m not going to make
the same mistakes. I’m going to make new mistakes.”

Mou on Former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettion sacking

“He will find happiness
soon. He will give everything like he did at this club. He will leave with
sadness with the feeling that he did great work. It is what everyone at the
club felt.”

 Joses reply to Claudio
Ranierri criticism of his coaching methods.

“I studied Italian five
hours a day for many months to ensure I could communicate with the players,
media and fans. Ranieri had been in England for five years and still struggled
to say ‘good morning’ and ‘good afternoon.’”

Mourinho
on Sir Alex Ferguson

“But
he is a great manager, he is clever and used his power and his prestige. The
referee should not allow it. I have a lot of respect for Ferguson. I call him
boss because he is the manager’s boss. Maybe when I become 60, the kids will
call me the same.”

Jose Mourinho when asked by a Ghanaian journalist if he
ever phoned Roman Abramovich to see how he was.

“Would you phone the president
of Ghana?”

On his motivation for becoming a manager

“When
you have a father, ex-top player, and your dream is to be like him but you feel
you couldn’t do it, your motivation comes from that point. I want to be really
big in football. I feel I have some conditions to be a coach and manager. I
start doing. I start loving it. I go to university and study sports science.
This is a real passion and methodology.”

“Fear is not a word in my football
dictionary.”

“There is only one way to compete,
which is patience and time.”

Jose Mourinho Jibe towards Arsene Wenger
failure to win silverwares.

“If he is right and I am afraid of
failure it is because I didn’t fail many times. Eight years without silverware,
that’s failure. He’s a specialist in failure. If I do that in Chelsea, eight
years, I leave and don’t come back.”

On what God would think of him

“He
must think I’m a great guy, he must think that because otherwise he would not
have given me so much.”

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