Quotes by Jose Mourinho

Everybody can be smart.
- Jose Mourinho
Unhappy is a nice word.
- Jose Mourinho
I need my time to be lonely.
- Jose Mourinho
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Money does not guarantee success.
- Jose Mourinho
Football is a game about feelings and intelligence.
- Jose Mourinho
Football is a more beautiful game in high definition.
- Jose Mourinho
I think the best place to work in football is England.
- Jose Mourinho
The only thing that we cannot control is our supporters.
- Jose Mourinho
I enjoy the work, I enjoy every minute of my professional life.
- Jose Mourinho
Especially when you play at home, you need a good atmosphere behind you.
- Jose Mourinho
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You have to win and especially, as I have, you have to win a trophy for the first time.
- Jose Mourinho
The only thing I would like is to have more control of the game in terms of possession.
- Jose Mourinho
So I know all about the ups and downs of football, I know that one day I will be sacked.
- Jose Mourinho
I am Jose Mourinho and I don't change. I arrive with all my qualities and my defects.
- Jose Mourinho
When I go to the press conference before the game, in my mind the game has already started.
- Jose Mourinho
For me, your real age is not the age on your ID. That's just a date when you were born.
- Jose Mourinho
In five years I have never had a match where my team has had less possession than the opponents.
- Jose Mourinho
I prefer to play against the best players and the best teams and the best coaches. Never personal.
- Jose Mourinho
Well, uh, I don't know another way than to work at the top level, which is what I do every day.
- Jose Mourinho
Please don't call me arrogant, but I'm European champion and I think I'm a special one.
- Jose Mourinho
When you just work tactically, in pure football sessions, you can see the way they can think football.
- Jose Mourinho
Look at the way teams play against Arsenal. They don't believe they can win. They don't believe.
- Jose Mourinho
I followed an Italian manager and it cannot be easy when you follow a manager who thinks very differently.
- Jose Mourinho
The way I use to develop an aerobic condition is three against three, man to man, in a square 20 metres by 20.
- Jose Mourinho
In football, the only game I know is the 90-minutes game. It's not mind games; I don't try to do that.
- Jose Mourinho
I hate to speak about individuals. Players don't win you trophies, teams win trophies, squads win trophies.
- Jose Mourinho
The moral of the story is not to listen to those who tell you not to play the violin but stick to the tambourine.
- Jose Mourinho
But I think it's more normal for my team to have no success than it is to win two consecutive European cups.
- Jose Mourinho
I remember playing at Old Trafford, and the way to the dugout was always nice. It was never like in other stadiums.
- Jose Mourinho
The world is so competitive, aggressive, consumive, selfish and during the time we spend here we must be all but that.
- Jose Mourinho
Sometimes you see beautiful people with no brains. Sometimes you have ugly people who are intelligent, like scientists.
- Jose Mourinho
I don't know where football will take me because in football, you never know, but for sure, as a family, our home will be in London.
- Jose Mourinho
I know one of my best qualities is to read the game for my players, is to read the opponent, is to identify every detail about the opponent.
- Jose Mourinho
In the same way that I had to follow an Italian manager here, I can imagine that it was not easy for an Italian manager to follow me at Porto.
- Jose Mourinho
So when they have Mourinho and Benitez joining the Premiership they should say it's good for us, maybe these guys have something new to give.
- Jose Mourinho
I'm not a defender of old or new football managers. I believe in good ones and bad ones, those that achieve success and those that don't.
- Jose Mourinho
Once, players came to football expecting to be wealthy when they retired. Now, they expect to be wealthy before they've played their first game!
- Jose Mourinho
The negative side of football. The negative side of our society. People sometimes go to football and bring to it the negative aspects of our society.
- Jose Mourinho
Facing the press is not easy, but because you have to go, you have to try to take a lot of positive things for yourself from these face-to-face meetings.
- Jose Mourinho
I feel I have a lot to learn from English football and I am completely open to good influences in my way of thinking football. But I also have things to give them.
- Jose Mourinho
I have always felt an affinity with Old Trafford; it has hosted some important memories for me in my career, and I have always enjoyed a rapport with the United fans.
- Jose Mourinho
I give a lot of instruction in training. It's difficult for me to do the same in matches, so I need guys on the pitch to read the game, to understand what we want.
- Jose Mourinho
When my kids were young, we could move and experience different countries and, in my case, different clubs and different football, but there is a moment when they need some stability.
- Jose Mourinho
I don't say we are a defensive team. I say we are a strong team in defensive terms, but at the same time lacking sufficient fluidity in attack because that will take time to come.
- Jose Mourinho
The Porto players were with me for two and a half years, they believed in me, in my methods, in the way we do it. The next day I go and a manager arrives who works completely differently.
- Jose Mourinho
Arsenal have won that advantage, nobody gave it to them. By playing fantastic football and by winning matches and by winning trophies, they won that respect that the opponent has for them.
- Jose Mourinho
The period before the game can be important to influence opinions, characters, personalities, feelings, and, of course, I use that to touch my players, to touch opponents, to touch supporters.
- Jose Mourinho
At the very least we should be given a bit of credit and a little bit of space, and maybe the media should think we could help them discover why English teams do not win European competitions.
- Jose Mourinho
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.
- Jose Mourinho
When I face the media, maybe I don't feel it now, here with you, because it's a different sort of interview, but when I face the media before or after the game, I feel it as part of the game.
- Jose Mourinho
I'm not afraid to lose my job, and when you're not afraid, you don't feel any pressures. You are not too worried; you can express yourself in a different way. It makes you better, I think.
- Jose Mourinho
You see how Spanish, Italians, Portuguese play football. I don't say they are perfect, I say English football has a few things to learn from them in the same way they have a lot of things to learn from English football.
- Jose Mourinho
I was nine or 10 years old and my father was sacked on Christmas Day. He was a manager, the results had not been good, he lost a game on December 22 or 23. On Christmas Day, the telephone rang and he was sacked in the middle of our lunch.
- Jose Mourinho
In football, I'm not so old. At 52, maybe I have 20 years in front of me to coach. But I feel myself as... you might say an 'old fox.' Nothing scares me; nothing worries me too much. It looks like nothing new can happen for me.
- Jose Mourinho
I always say that I need competition, and I need competition every week, and in Spain, I was at an amazing club, but I had four matches a year: Barcelona v Real Madrid, Real Madrid v Barcelona, and after that, we'd win 4-0, 5-0, 4-1, 6-1.
- Jose Mourinho
And I think because of the passion of every English player and every English supporter, and every English journalist for the game, most of the game is played with passion, love for football and instinct, but in football you also have to think.
- Jose Mourinho
There has been evolution in many different areas - the way I read the game; the way I prepare the game; the way I train; the methodology... I feel better and better. But there is one point where I cannot change: when I face the media, I am never a hypocrite.
- Jose Mourinho
I can have everything I love at the same time. I can have my family, I can have my friends, and I can have my quiet life, which I also like. I can have my football, and I can have everything together, and I don't need to give up one to be better than what I am.
- Jose Mourinho
So if one day the result becomes 3-3, for me it doesn't change my mind, because it's football, it's normal. What is not normal is that we haven't been scoring enough goals playing such good football as we've been playing in the last few weeks.
- Jose Mourinho

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