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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 26 January 1963Setúbal, Portugal
Birth NameJosé Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix
Nicknames Zé Mário
The Special One
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

José Mourinho was born on January 26, 1963 in Setúbal, Portugal as José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix.

Trade Mark (1)

His Armani overcoat

Trivia (14)

Resigned as manager of Portugese soccer team FC Porto in May 2004 - immediately after guiding them to victory in the European Cup - and was appointed head coach of English side Chelsea FC
A self confessed fan of Sir Alex Ferguson
Worked as Sir Bobby Robson's translator at Barcalona in the early 1990s
Has a degree in Physical Education
Took Chelsea to UEFA Champions League semi-finals, a year after winning with Porto
Led Chelsea to win the Premiership and Carling Cup in 2005
Son of goalkeeper Félix Mourinho and Maria Júlia.
Children: Matilde and José Mário.
Left Chelsea by mutual consent in 20th September 2007 and replaced by Avram Grant.
Won the champions league as assistant manager of Barcelona.
Friends with sir Alex Ferguson.
Chews gum to help his concentration.
Currently managing Italian Serie A side Inter Milan [August 2008]
Currently managing English Premiership side Chelsea. [June 2004]

Personal Quotes (6)

"We have top players and - I apologize if I sound arrogant, a top manager". - presenting himself as Chelsea's new manager.
"It's hard to keep up with my ego, but the players just have to live with it". - after a couple of months as Chelsea's manager.
"Football is a game about feelings and intelligence. Everybody can be smart. The trick is not believing the other's stupid." - as Porto's manager.
Ferguson is right. Money does not guarantee success. I showed that last season when my Porto team beat Manchester United.
On Tottenham - September 2004 'As we say in Portugal, they brought the bus and they left the bus in front of the goal. I would have been frustrated if I had been a supporter who paid £50 to watch this game because Spurs came to defend. There was only one team looking to win, they only came not to concede - it's not fair for the football we played.'
Football is a more beautiful game in high definition.

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