José Mourinho is one of the most decorated managers in world football. The notoriously labelled ‘special one’ began in his homeland at Porto. Already on a serious upward trajectory, it was here that José began to add a whole host of silverware to his coaching resume, enjoying remarkable success, none more so than Porto’s historic first European Cup victory since 1987.
José’s coaching career since has taken him far and wide, securing the reins at several of world football’s biggest names. Two stints at Chelsea yielded multiple league titles for the previously trophy-shy Blues, a feat that speaks volumes of the Portuguese’s coaching acumen. Whilst overseeing Inter Milan, the ‘Nerazzurri’ recorded a remarkable treble, including their first UEFA Champions League title. This further embellished his tactical astuteness/capability of success regardless of the country/playing style.
A period at Real Madrid saw José’s personal trophy trail continue, a La Liga title the pinnacle, Mourinho’s fourth title in as many countries. 2016 saw José’s services acquired by English giants, Manchester United. Continuing the trend and Mourinho’s penchant for unrivalled accomplishment, his stewardship coincided with more decoration for Manchester’s red half, three trophies, including the UEFA Europa League.
José managed Tottenham Hotspur most recently, Spurs headhunting Mourinho, fully aware of his trophy accruing pedigree. Blessed with an insatiable grasp of tactics, ability to inspire and produce results, José Mourinho is rightfully one of the most respected managers in the history of the ‘beautiful game’. Mourinho also received deserved recognition in 2015 as Portuguese Coach of the Century.
A firm charity advocate, Jose serves as a Global Ambassador for World Food Programme, the world's largest humanitarian organisation combatting hunger and promoting food security.