'I'm not the one who comes straight out of a bottle - I'm the special one'
With these words, a new Premiership star was born. Jose Mourinho - debonair, arrogant, brilliant - swept into town and immediately changed the way we saw football management. Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson, so used to being unchallenged as the top ben in the English game, looked on as Mourinho dominated the back and the front pages. Dividing opinion between those that saw him as a maverick genious and those that thought he was a big-mouth incapable of conceding defeat gracefully, one thing was quickly established: without him things just weren't the same.
This comendium of his public comments collects the very best of his erudite remarks, sometimes bizarre philosophies and his thoughts on players, managers and referees. Always entertaining and informative, these quotations start with his days at Porto and continue all the way through his tenure as Chelsea manager, building into a complete picture of this most extraordinary man.show more