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45 of the Best José Mourinho Quotes (FOOTBALL)

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Please don't call me arrogant, but I'm European champion and I think I'm a special one.
Please don’t call me arrogant, but I’m European champion and I think I’m a special one.
I am Jose Mourinho and I don't change. I arrive with all my qualities and my defects.
I am Jose Mourinho and I don’t change. I arrive with all my qualities and my defects.
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.
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.
Sometimes you see beautiful people with no brains. Sometimes you have ugly people who are intelligent, like scientists.
Sometimes you see beautiful people with no brains. Sometimes you have ugly people who are intelligent, like scientists.
I have a problem, which is I’m getting better at everything related to my job since I started.
I have a problem, which is I’m getting better at everything related to my job since I started.
The world is so competitive, aggressive, selfish and during the time we spend here we must be all but that.
The world is so competitive, aggressive, selfish and during the time we spend here we must be all but that.
I only talk about men, not of rude children.
I only talk about men, not of rude children.
You may as well put a cow in the middle of the pitch, walking. And then stop the game because there was a cow.
You may as well put a cow in the middle of the pitch, walking. And then stop the game because there was a cow.
If I tell UEFA what I really think and feel, my career would end now.
If I tell UEFA what I really think and feel, my career would end now.

11 José Mourinho Quotes on Chelsea FC

“There are only two ways for me to leave Chelsea. One way is in June 2010 when I finish my contract and if the club doesn’t give me a new one. The second way is for Chelsea to sack me. The way of the manager leaving the club by deciding to walk away, no chance! I will never do this to Chelsea supporters.”

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Look, we’re not entertaining I don’t care; we win.
Look, we’re not entertaining? I don’t care; we win.
We are on top at the moment but not because of the club’s financial power. We are in contention for a lot of trophies because of my hard work.
We are on top at the moment but not because of the club’s financial power. We are in contention for a lot of trophies because of my hard work.
Why have Chelsea suffered so much since I left? Because I left.
Why have Chelsea suffered so much since I left? Because I left.
If the club decide to sack me because of bad results that’s part of the game. If it happens I will be a millionaire and get another club a couple of months later.
If the club decide to sack me because of bad results that’s part of the game. If it happens I will be a millionaire and get another club a couple of months later.

“It’s 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 the blanket is made of cashmere.” ~ on Chelsea’s injury crisis

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My players did not get the respect they deserved from day one to the last day. These are words that I really feel, but now I have a fiction story and let’s try to enjoy it.
My players did not get the respect they deserved from day one to the last day. These are words that I really feel, but now I have a fiction story and let’s try to enjoy it.
When [Chelsea] have somebody who wins four Premier Leagues for them, I’ll be number two. For this moment, ‘Judas’ is number one.
When [Chelsea] have somebody who wins four Premier Leagues for them, I’ll be number two. For this moment, ‘Judas’ is number one.
They have to enjoy playing for me and Chelsea but they don’t have to be in love with me.
They have to enjoy playing for me and Chelsea but they don’t have to be in love with me.
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!
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!
I am no longer Chelsea coach and I do not have to defend them anymore, so I think it is correct if I say Drogba is a diver.
I am no longer Chelsea coach and I do not have to defend them anymore, so I think it is correct if I say Drogba is a diver.

3 José Mourinho Quotes on Arsene Wenger

“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… If I do that in Chelsea, eight years, I leave and don’t come back.”

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He [Arsène Wenger] is a specialist in failure.
He [Arsène Wenger] is a specialist in failure.
There are some managers, the last time they won a title was 10 years ago, the last time I won was a year ago. I will never be able to work without success… to finish 4th is not the aim.
There are some managers, the last time they won a title was 10 years ago, the last time I won was a year ago. I will never be able to work without success… to finish 4th is not the aim.

5 José Mourinho Quotes on Winning

It’s not important how we play. If you have a Ferrari and I have a small car, to beat you in a race I have to break your wheel or put sugar in your tank.
It’s not important how we play. If you have a Ferrari and I have a small car, to beat you in a race I have to break your wheel or put sugar in your tank.
Fear is not a word in my football dictionary.
Fear is not a word in my football dictionary.
I would rather play with 10 men than wait for a player who is late for the bus.
I would rather play with 10 men than wait for a player who is late for the bus.
The best team lost. After they scored only one team played, the other one just defended for the whole game.
The best team lost. After they scored only one team played, the other one just defended for the whole game.
There are lots of poets in football but they don’t win titles.
There are lots of poets in football but they don’t win titles.

5 José Mourinho Quotes on Team and His Players

Young players are like melons. Only when you open and taste the melon are you 100% sure that the melon is good.
Young players are like melons. Only when you open and taste the melon are you 100% sure that the melon is good.
I want to push the young players on my team to have a proper haircut, not the Rastafarian or the others they have.
I want to push the young players on my team to have a proper haircut, not the Rastafarian or the others they have.
For me, the real age is not the age on your ID. That’s just a date when you were born.
For me, the real age is not the age on your ID. That’s just a date when you were born.
We have top players and, sorry if I’m arrogant, we have a top manager.
We have top players and, sorry if I’m arrogant, we have a top manager.
We are a little horse. A horse that still needs milk and to learn how to jump.
We are a little horse. A horse that still needs milk and to learn how to jump.

2 José Mourinho Quotes on Liverpool FC

You can say the linesman’s scored. It was a goal coming from the moon or from the Anfield Road stands.
You can say the linesman’s scored. It was a goal coming from the moon or from the Anfield Road stands.
I have a lot of respect for Liverpool fans and what I did, the sign of silence – ‘shut your mouth’ – was not for them, it was for the English press.
I have a lot of respect for Liverpool fans and what I did, the sign of silence – ‘shut your mouth’ – was not for them, it was for the English press.

3 José Mourinho Quotes on Barcelona FC

Can Messi be suspended for acting? Barcelona is a cultural city with many great theatres and this boy has learned very well. He’s learned play-acting.
Can Messi be suspended for acting? Barcelona is a cultural city with many great theatres and this boy has learned very well. He’s learned play-acting.
Every time I play Pep [Guardiola] I end up with 10 men. It must be some sort of UEFA rule.
Every time I play Pep [Guardiola] I end up with 10 men. It must be some sort of UEFA rule.
When you enjoy what you do, you don’t lose your hair, and Guardiola is bald. He doesn’t enjoy football.
When you enjoy what you do, you don’t lose your hair, and Guardiola is bald. He doesn’t enjoy football.

José Mourinho Quotes on Tottenham Hotspurs

They brought the bus and left the bus in front of the goal.
They brought the bus and left the bus in front of the goal.

José Mourinho Quotes on the Transfer Market

It’s simple. If I own an English club, which I don’t and which I’d never do, I’d sign Tony Pulis. It’s as simple as that.
It’s simple. If I own an English club, which I don’t and which I’d never do, I’d sign Tony Pulis. It’s as simple as that.

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It is not a conspiracy, it is fact. I speak facts. If not, I need big glasses.
It is not a conspiracy, it is fact. I speak facts. If not, I need big glasses.
If you want, you can make silence very noisy.
If you want, you can make silence very noisy.
If I wanted to have an easy job, I would have stayed at Porto.
If I wanted to have an easy job, I would have stayed at Porto.
If they made a film of my life, I think they should get George Clooney to play me. He’s a fantastic actor and my wife thinks he would be ideal.
If they made a film of my life, I think they should get George Clooney to play me. He’s a fantastic actor and my wife thinks he would be ideal.
My history as a manager cannot be compared with Frank Rijkaard’s history. He has zero trophies and I have a lot of them.
My history as a manager cannot be compared with Frank Rijkaard’s history. He has zero trophies and I have a lot of them.

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