José Mourinho

Born Jan 26, 1963
Age 53
Hometown Portugal
Height 5' 8'' (1.7m)
Other Names Mourinho, Jos%C3%A9

José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, is a Portuguese football manager, currently the head coach of 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 started out as a player and eventually switched to management.… Read More

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  • Soccer I Haven't Signed A Contract With Anyone, Says Mourinho
    Yahoo News - Apr 09, 2016
  • Guus Hiddink Has Changed Atmosphere Of Chelsea Dressing Room, Says Mikel
    Guardian (UK) - Feb 22, 2016
  • Guus Hiddink Warns Chelsea His Successor May Struggle To Lure Top Talent
    Guardian (UK) - Feb 12, 2016
  • Mourinho Pens Six Page United Job Application Reports
    Yahoo News - Jan 24, 2016


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1963 Birth Mourinho was born in 1963 to a large middle-class family in Setúbal (a suburb of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area), Portugal, the son of José Manuel Mourinho Félix, who was known by the name Félix Mourinho, and wife Maria Júlia Carrajola dos Santos. … Read More


1989 26 Years Old Mourinho met his wife Matilde "Tami" Faria, born in Angola, when they were teenagers in Setúbal, Portugal, and the couple married in 1989. … Read More


1993 30 Years Old …  With Robson as head coach and Mourinho as his assistant, Porto reached the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League semi-finals, and won the 1993–94 Taça de Portugal, the 1994–95 and 1995–96 Portuguese championship, and the 1994, 1995 and 1996 Portuguese Super Cup. … Read More
…  Van Gaal also let Mourinho take charge of the first team (acting as Mourinho's assistant himself) for certain trophies, like the Copa Catalunya, which Mourinho won in 2000.
2001 38 Years Old Mourinho found a new managerial post in July 2001 with União de Leiria. … Read More
2002 39 Years Old He was then hand-picked in late January 2002 by Porto to replace Octávio Machado. … Read More


2003 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, Mourinho won his first Primeira Liga with a 27–5–2 record, 11 points clear of Benfica, the team he quit two years earlier. … Read More
2004 41 Years Old 1 More Event
Porto lost the 2004 Taça de Portugal Final to Benfica in May 2004, but two weeks later, Mourinho won a greater prize: the UEFA Champions League, with a 3–0 win over AS Monaco in Germany. … Read More
2005 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Following a Champions League tie between Chelsea and Barcelona in March 2005, Mourinho accused referee Anders Frisk and Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard of breaking FIFA rules by having a meeting at half–time. … Read More
2006 43 Years Old The 2006–07 season saw growing media speculation that Mourinho would leave the club at the season's conclusion, due to alleged poor relations with owner Roman Abramovich and a power struggle with sporting director Frank Arnesen and Abramovich advisor Piet de Visser. … Read More
Despite the unrest Chelsea won the League Cup again by defeating Arsenal at the Millennium Stadium. The possibility, however, of the quadruple was brought to an end on 1 May 2007 when Liverpool eliminated Chelsea from the Champions League on penalties at Anfield, following a 1–1 aggregate draw. … Read More
2008 45 Years Old On 2 June 2008, Mourinho was appointed the successor of Roberto Mancini at Internazionale on a three-year contract, and brought along with him much of his backroom staff who had served him at both Chelsea and Porto. … Read More
…  In 2009–10, Inter became the first Italian club to win the treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and the UEFA Champions League, also the first time Inter had won the latter competition since 1965. … Read More
Later during the season, Mourinho maintained a strongly critical position against refereeing in Italy, which reached its peak during the league game on 22 February 2010 against Sampdoria, ended in a 0–0 tie, with two Inter players being sent off in the first half. … Read More
2011 48 Years Old On 20 April 2011, Mourinho won his first trophy in Spanish football as Real Madrid defeated arch-rivals Barcelona 1–0 in the Copa del Rey final held at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, ending Real Madrid's eighteen-year-long Copa del Rey drought. … Read More
2012 49 Years Old 1 More Event
On 22 May 2012, Mourinho signed a new four-year contract to remain as Real Madrid manager, till 2016. … Read More


Following the 2013 Copa del Rey Final loss to Atlético de Madrid on 17 May, Mourinho called the 2012–13 season "the worst of my career". … Read More
2014 51 Years Old 1 More Event
In 29 January 2014, following a 0–0 draw at home to West Ham United, Mourinho described the Hammers as playing "19th century football" saying "This is not the best league in the world, this is football from the 19th century," "The only other thing I could bring was a Black and Decker to destroy the wall."
On 1 March 2015, Chelsea defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 in the League Cup final to claim their first trophy of the season, and Mourinho's first trophy since returning to Chelsea. On 11 March 2015, Chelsea were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 after losing to Paris Saint-Germain on away goals.
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