Best Jose Mourinho Quotes – The Special One’s Greatest Hits

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To find the best Jose Mourinho quotes; simply get the kettle on every Saturday night and tune in for a Match of the Day episode! The self-confessed ‘Special One’ is simply the gift that keeps on giving and we are so glad this brilliant, annoying, moaning, whiny, passionate bellend of a genius football manager is in the Premier League. Jose is a journalist’s wet dream, always guaranteed to give good copy, so with that in mind we’ve put together our favourite quotes from the Portuguese renegade as we welcome the moody git back into The Premier League.

Mourinho on time-wasting

Mourinho raises two fingers for double meaning!


‘You may as well put a cow in the middle of the pitch, walking. And then stop the game because there was a cow.’

Mourinho on magic

Jose Mourinho bursting West Ham's bubbles.

‘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.’ 

Mourinho on his relationship with his former chairman

Mourinho with Abramovich

‘If Roman Abramovich helped me out in training we would be bottom of the league and if I had to work in his world of big business, we would be bankrupt!’ 

Mourinho on modesty

Jose is king for the day.

“Please don’t call me arrogant, but I’m European champion and I think I’m a special one.”

Best Jose Mourinho Quotes on The Wenger Rivalry 

The best Jose Mourinho quotes are evidently kept for this man.

“I think he is one of these people who is a voyeur. He likes to watch other people. There are some guys who, when they are at home, have a big telescope to see what happens in other families. He speaks, speaks, speaks about Chelsea.”

And also:

 “The English like statistics a lot. Do they know that Arsene Wenger has only 50 per cent of wins in the English league?”

Mourinho on intelligence

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“Sometimes you see beautiful people with no brains. Sometimes you have ugly people who are intelligent, like scientists.”

Best Jose Mourinho Quotes on youth development

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“Young players are a little bit like melons. Only when you open and taste the melon are you 100 per cent sure that the melon is good. Sometimes you have beautiful melons but they don’t taste very good and some other melons are a bit ugly and when you open them, the taste is fantastic… One thing is youth football, one thing is professional football. The bridge is a difficult one to cross and they have to play with us and train with us for us to taste the melon.’

The good news is that the best Jose Mourinho quotes are yet  to come; ‘The Special One’ will be terrorising us for as long as he’s aiming to be top dog in the Premiership after teaming up forces with Zlatan. Did we miss out any of your favourites?

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