José Mourinho

Soccer Coach

José Mourinho was born in Setúbal, Setúbal District, Portugal on January 26th, 1963 and is the Soccer Coach. At the age of 61, José Mourinho biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, The Special One, The Happy One, Mou, Zé Mário
Date of Birth
January 26, 1963
Place of Birth
Setúbal, Setúbal District, Portugal
61 years old
Zodiac Sign
$120 Million
$27 Million
Association Football Manager, Association Football Player, Diplomat
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José Mourinho Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 61 years old, José Mourinho has this physical status:

Hair Color
Salt and pepper
Eye Color
Dark Brown
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José Mourinho Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Roman Catholicism
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Instituto Superior de Educação Física
José Mourinho Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Matilde “Tami” Faria (1980-Present)
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Dating / Affair
Matilde “Tami” Faria (1980-Present)
José Manuel Mourinho Félix, Maria Júlia Carrajola dos Santos
Teresa Felix (Older Sister)
José Mourinho Life

José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, GOIH, is a Portuguese professional football manager and former player who is currently the current manager of Tottenham Hotspur in Premier League.

Mourinho began as an interpreter for Sir Bobby Robson at Sporting CP and Porto before succeeding as an assistant under both Robson and his successor, Louis van Gaal, who is widely regarded as one of Portugal's finest managers.

He returned to Porto in 2002 after impressing with brief managerial stints at Benfica and Uniria.

Mourinho has won the Primeira Liga twice, a Taça de Portugal, the UEFA Cup, and the UEFA Champions League, the latter being Porto's first European Cup title since 1987.

Mourinho played for two Premier League titles, a FA Cup, and two League Cups in his three seasons with Chelsea before he departed in 2007 amid rumors of rivalry with club owner Roman Abramovich.

In 2010, he led Inter Milan to a European treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia, and the UEFA Champions League, the first time an Italian club has achieved this.

He was one of five coaches to win the European Cup with two separate clubs, and the first FIFA World Coach of the Year award was given later this year.

Mourinho signed with Real Madrid, where he won La Liga with a record number of points, making him the fifth coach to have won league titles in four countries.

He has also won a Copa del Rey and a Supercopa de Espana.

Mourinho left Madrid in 2013 to return Chelsea, where he won another league title and the League Cup in 2014, but he was suspended in 2015 after a poor run of results.

Mourinho was hired by a year later at Manchester United; he lifted the UEFA Europa League, League Cup, and FA Community Shield in his first season before being fired in 2018.

In 2019, he signed with Tottenham Hotspur. In 2015, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) named him Portugal Coach of the Century, and he was the first coach to invest more than £1 billion on transfers.

Helenio Herrera's tactical expertise, charismatic, and controversial personality, as well as what his opponents see as an emphasis on getting results over playing beautiful football, he has made comparisons, both admirers and critics.

Personal life

Matilde "Tami" Faria, a born in Angola, and Mourinho married in 1989. Matilde, their first child, was born in 1996 and they had their first son José Mário Jr., who died four years later. Mourinho, although not committed to football, says his family is the center of his family's life, and that the "most significant thing is my family and being a good father." In 2005, he was named New Statesman Man of the Year 2005, and was described as a man dedicated to both his family and work.

Mourinho has worked on various charitable causes and charities, including assisting with a youth initiative, bringing Israeli and Palestinian children together through football, and donating his "luck" jacket to Tsunami Relief, which has raised $22,000 for the charity. Since his appointment in 2014, he has served as a World Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme.

Mourinho, who is best known for his strong personality, refined dress sense, and witty remarks at press conferences, has gained a following outside of football, appearing in European advertisement campaigns for Samsung, American Express, Braun, Jaguar, and Adidas, among other things. Mourinho's unofficial biography O Vencedor a Stamford Bridge (The winner – Settbal to Stamford Bridge – was one of Portugal's best sellers. However, Mourinho did not authorise the biography and attempted to prevent it from being published, but unsuccessfully.

Mourinho was detained in May 2007 for refusing to allow animal welfare authorities from putting his dog in quarantine. The dog had not been properly vaccinated, but the situation was not ruled after it was returned to Portugal, and Mourinho received a police warning.

"I believe completely, clearly," Mourinho said. I pray every day, and every day I consult with Him. I don't go to the church every day, not even every week. I go where I feel like doing it. And when I'm in Portugal, I always go." In April 2022, he reflected on his faith and its professional development, saying, "People believe football is my life, but not so much." The relationship with God is one of the more significant aspects. "God is love" for me. Mourinho, apart from his native Portuguese, speaks Spanish, Italian, French, Catalan, and English to varying degrees of fluency. In a Vatican-approved Portuguese animated film commemorating Our Lady of Fátima's apparition in 2017, Mourinho was chosen to portray Pope Francis.

Mourinho was granted a doctorate honoris causa degree by the Technical University of Lisbon on March 23, 2009, for his contributions to football. The Spanish Rolling Stone magazine named him "Rockstar of the Year" in December 2011.


José Mourinho Career

Early life, playing career and education

Mourinho was born in 1963 to a large middle-class family in Setbal, Portugal, José Manuel Mourinho Félix, who was known by the name Félix Mourinho, and his wife, Maria Jlia Carrajola dos Santos, were married in 1963. His father played for Belenenses and Vitória de Settbal, winning one cap for Portugal during his career. His mother, a primary school teacher from an upper-income family, was involved in the development of the Vitória de Setbal football stadium; her uncle sponsored it. The fall of António de Oliveira Salazar's Estado Novo government in April 1974 resulted in the family's ownership of all but a single house in nearby Palmela.

Mourinho wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and joined the Belenenses youth team. He left the club in 1980 to join Rio Ave, where he competed for the reserve team, and his father, who was named first team manager, was welcomed to the team in 1981. He formed a fruitful friendship with veteran striker Mário Reis. Baltemar Brito (who will become Mourinho's assistant manager early in his career) scored around 100 goals, with Mourinho netting forty-seven times. Mourinho was never to blame for the reserves for scouting other teams for his father. He was never chosen by his father, but he made his team debut in the third round of the Taça de Portugal in a 2–1 extra time victory over Salveiros. However, a defender was hospitalized in the pre-match warm up on the final day of the campaign against champions-elect Sporting CP, so he was told to get changed. José Maria Pinho, the club's president, was ruled against doing so because the pair were forced to join Belenenses in the summer, fearing the danger of nepotism. Mourinho spent the majority of the season on the reserve team, and he appeared for the first team in the Taça de Portugal's second round against Vila Franca do Campo. Mourinho came on as a second-half replacement and scored a hat-trick as the team defeated 17–0, the club's biggest ever victory in the tournament, with Belenenses 8–0 up at halftime. Mourinho's father returned to Rio Ave., but he did not go with him and continued to participate in lower portions of the Portuguese football league system, first with Sesimbra and then with Comércio e Indstria, where he finished his career. He was captain of the team and was going to save the life of a teammate who had been trapped in a car that had caught fire. Mourinho decided that he didn't have the patience and drive to become a coach and decided to focus on becoming a football coach instead.

His mother enrolled him in a business school, but Mourinho dropped out on his first day, deciding not to focus on sport and instead attending the Instituto Superior de Educación (ISEF), the Technical University of Lisbon, to study sports science. Ex Scotland boss Andy Roxburgh took note of the young Portuguese's enthusiasm and attention to detail after attending coaching courses offered by the English and Scottish Football Associations. Mourinho attempted to redefine the role of coach in football by combining coaching theory with motivational and psychological methods.

Coaching career

Mourinho, who left his career as a school coach, began looking for a career in teaching in his hometown and became a youth team coach at Vitória de Settler in the early 1990s. He later accepted the position of assistant manager at Estrela da Amadora, and then as a scout at Ovarense. Bobby Robson had been appointed as the new head of Sporting CP in 1992 and needed an English-speaking local coach to act as his interpreter. He spoke at president Sousa Cintra, Robson, and Manuel Fernandes on July 7th.

Mourinho began discussing tactics and coaching with Robson in his interpretive role. In December 1993, Robson was fired by the club. Mourinho was brought on as Portugal's head coach when Mourinho took over as head coach, training and interpreting for players at the new club. The Porto team, which included players like Ljubinko Drulovi, Domingos, Rui Barros, Jorge Costa, and Vtor Baa, continued to dominate Portuguese football the following years. Porto defeated 1994–95 and 1995–96 Portuguese Super Cup, the latter winning the 1993–94 Taça de Portugal, as well as the 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1996 Portuguese Super Cup, earning Robson the nickname "Bobby Five-O" in Portugal, with Robson as head coach and Mourinho as his assistant.

The pair reunited after two years at Porto, settling in Barcelona in 1996. Mourinho and his family migrated to Barcelona, Spain, and he quickly became a key figure in the club's crew by assisting players in press conferences, planning practice sessions, and assisting players in tactical research and analysis of the opposition. Robson and Mourinho's styles complimented each other: the Englishman preferred an offensive style, while Mourinho covered defensive options, and the Portuguese's love of planning and preparation, as well as Robson's direct man-management, complimented Robson's. A prime Ronaldo led Barcelona's attack, whom Mourinho regards as the best player post-Diegoal Maradona. The collaboration was fruitful, and Barcelona closed the season by winning the European Cup Winners' Cup, Copa del Rey, and Supercopa de Espaa. Robson was pushed around for the next season, but Mourinho did not follow this year as Barcelona wanted to keep him as assistant manager. The two people remained close friends, and Mourinho reflected on Robson's influence on him later: he was a good friend and later Mourinho reflected on his influence:

Louis van Gaal, Robson's replacement, began working with him, and he learned a lot from the Dutchman's conscientious style. In Van Gaal's first two years as coach, both assistant and head coach combined their studious approach to the game, and Barcelona defeated La Liga twice. Van Gaal noticed that his number two had the promise to be more than a competent assistant. Mourinho was encouraged to develop his own unique teaching style and was entrusted with the teaching duties of Barcelona B. Van Gaal has allowed Mourinho to take responsibility of the first team (acting as Mourinho's assistant) for several trophies, including the Copa Catalunya, which Mourinho won in 2000.

Managerial career

Mourinho was promoted from assistant manager at Benfica to replacement manager Jupp Heynckes in September 2000, with the possibility of becoming a top-tier boss. Jesualdo Ferreira as the next assistant coach, but Mourinho turned down Carlos Mozer, a former Benfica defender, as his right-hand man instead.

Ferreira, whom he had first encountered as his instructor at ISEF, was chastised by Mourinho, who later chastised him by saying, "This could be the story of a donkey who served for 30 years but never became a horse." Only weeks after being given the job at Benfica, Mourinho's mentor, Sir Bobby Robson, Mourinho, said he'd be given the assistant manager's job at Newcastle United. Robson's plea for Mourinho to join him culminated in Robson's resignation after two years as boss and the reins to Mourinho were given to him. Robson was turned down by Mourinho, who said he knew Robson would never step down at the club he adored.

Mourinho and Mozer were a popular pairing in December, winning 3–0 over rival Sporting CP. However, Benfica's election against club president Jo'o Vale e Azevedo and newly elected Manuel Vilarinho said he would move ex-Benfica player Toni as his new coach. Despite knowing that Vilarinho had no intention of firing him right away, Mourinho put the president's fidelity into question as he requested a contract extension. Vilarinho denied the offer, and Mourinho resigned from his position immediately after. After only nine league games under his reign, he left the club on December 5, 2000. Vilarinho rued his poor decision and expressed his indignation at losing Mourinho later on.

Mourinho assumed a new managerial role with Unio de Leiria in July 2001. The team was on a running contesting team as high as third and fourth during his time at Unio de Leiria. Mourinho played eight matches in the league after losing one to Santa Clara on January 20, 2002 (six victories, two draws) since November 25, 2001. The team was in fourth place, one point behind of Porto, one point behind Benfica and six points behind the top of the league table, with one point a point behind Benfica. Mourinho's success at Leiria were not unnoticed, and he attracted the attention of more prominent Portuguese clubs.

Mourinho was then hand-picked by Porto to replace Octávio Machado on January 23, 2002. Porto had been ranked fifth in the Liga at this point (behind Sporting CP, Boavista, Unio de Leiria, and Benfica) and had been booted from the Taça de Portugal and was in last place in the second group stage of the UEFA Champions League. Mourinho led the team to third position last year after a good 15-game campaign (include 11 victories) and pledged the possibility of "making Porto champions next year."

Vtor Bator Baa, Rizo Carvalho, Costinha, Deco, Dmitri Alenichev, and Hélder Postiga were among the key players he quickly identified as the backbone of what he believed to be a strong Porto team. After a six-month loan to Charlton Athletic, he recalled captain Jorge Costa. Nuno Valente and Derlei from Uni; Leone; Paulo Ferreira from Vitória; Pedro Emanuel from Boavista; and Edgaras Jankaus and Maniche, who had both been out of contract at Benfica;

Mourinho gave extensive reports of the team's preparations on the club's website during the pre-season. For example, he referred to a 20-kilometer (12 mi) run as an extended aerobic workout. One of Mourinho's most significant features was the pressuring play, which began at the offensive line and was dubbed "presso alta" ("push")). Porto's physical and tactical skills enabled the team's defenders and midfielders to put pressure on the offensive lines, causing opponents to either forfeit the ball or attempt longer, uncertain times.

Mourinho claimed his first Primeira Liga victory in 2003, beating Benfica by 11 points, 11 points ahead of him. There were 86 points out of a possible maximum of 102, the highest level of 102, before Benfica's 2015–16 season (88 points) was won by the Portuguese government, who had to forfeit by three points per victory when it was introduced. Mourinho secured the Taça de Portugal, defeating former Leiria in the final, and the UEFA Cup final against Celtic in May 2003.

His captain led Porto to victory in the one-match Portuguese Super Cup, defeating Leiria 11-0. The UEFA Super Cup 1–0 to Milan, however, lost, with Andriy Shevchenko scoring the solitary goal. The team was dominant in the Primeira Liga and finished the season with a perfect home record, an eight-point lead, and a 27-match unbeaten streak that lasted from the start of the season to early April, when they lost to Gil Vicente, a five-week season ago. Porto lost the 2004 Taça de Portugal Final to Benfica, but Mourinho won the UEFA Champions League two weeks later, beating Monaco in Germany 3–0. Manchester United, Lyon, and Deportivo de La Corua had all lost, except in the group round against Real Madrid.

After Roy Keane received a red card for stamping on V'tor Baa, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson confronted Mourinho in the first leg between Manchester United and Porto. Porto was on the verge of losing by a goal in the 89th minute to cap the tie. Mourinho flamboyantly celebrated the occasion by leaving his dugout and fists punching the air as he sprinted down the sideline near to his cheering players. Mourinho's victory over Ferguson's United was a preview of his transfer to Chelsea, where the two men will have a friendly yet respectful relationship. Ferguson had his players form a guard of honour at Chelsea's next game at Old Trafford, a move that Mourinho returned to in 2007 after Ferguson's squad was proclaimed league champions.

Liverpool offered Rafael Bentez and Mourinho their managerial role but they turned down a large bid from Roman Abramovich and promised his immediate future to Chelsea.

After a £1.7 million compensation deal with Porto, Mourinho decided to Chelsea on a three-year deal, making him the first Portuguese manager in the Premier Leauge. Mourinho outlined Chelsea's credentials in a press conference after joining the English team, saying, "We have top players and, sorry if I'm arrogant, we have a top boss."

Because of this remark, the media dubbed him "The Special One" and his braggadocio was widely acknowledged early in his career. Mourinho recruited support from Porto, including assistant manager Baltemar Brito, fitness trainer Rui Faria, chief scout André Villas-Boas, and goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro. Steve Clarke, a long-serving former Chelsea player who had also served as an assistant managerial role under previous Chelsea owners, was retained, who had also served as an assistant managerial role under previous managers. Mourinho continued investing where his predecessor Claudio Ranieri left off as a result of PSV's £70 million transfer fees on players like Tiago (£20 million) and Paulo Ferreira (£13.3 million) from Montpellier, Didier Drogba (£8 million) and Paulo Ferreira (£13.3 million) from PSV, Michael Essien (£24.4 million) and Porto's (£13.3 million) from PSV and Piero

Chelsea tapped on the potential that was unveiled in the previous season under Mourinho. They were at the top of the Premier League table by early December and had advanced to the knock-out stages of the Champions League.

He gained his first trophy by defeating Liverpool 3–2 in Cardiff, who also won the AET). Mourinho was escorted from the touchline shortly after speaking out in the direction of Liverpool supporters when he was leading the opposition when Liverpool was leading until the equalizing goal.

Chelsea defeated Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16, a highly fought match in which the Blues lost away in the first leg 2–1 but advanced on aggregate, winning at home 4–2. Mourinho, a player who had been barred from attending the match, waited in the dressing room before the game to talk to his players, then hid in a laundry basket to leave the stadium. Chelsea lost out on the chance of back-to-back Champions League triumphs after Chelsea was defeated by a controversial goal in the semi-finals by eventual winners Liverpool, later on.

Chelsea won their first top-flight domestic title in 50 years under Mourinho, establishing a string of English football records in the process, including the most points ever achieved in the Premier League (95) and the fewest goals conceded (15).

Chelsea began the season right by defeating Arsenal 2–1 to win the 2005 FA Community Shield and topped the Premier League from the first weekend of the 2005–06 season. Chelsea defeated Manchester United 3–0 to win their second consecutive Premier League title and Mourinho's fourth domestic title in a row. Mourinho threw his medal and blazer into the audience after his championship medal was unveiled. He was given his second medal in a matter of seconds, which he also threw into the crowd.

Mourinho's departure from the club during the season's end was being rumored by rising media speculation, as a result of suspected poor connections with owner Roman Abramovich and a power struggle with sporting director Frank Arnesen and Abramovich advisor Piet de Visser. Mourinho dismissed rumors about his future at Stamford Bridge, stating that there will only be two ways for him to leave Chelsea: if Chelsea did not offer him a new contract until the end of his current one in June 2010, or if Chelsea were to fire him.

Didier Drogba had his best scoring season of his career, but his recently signed strike partner Andy Shevchenko was kicked from the starting lineup early in the season by Mourinho. Shevchenko was not even on the bench in the Champions League semi-final match against Liverpool at Anfield, notably. Michael Ballack, the other high-profile arrival besides Shevchenko, was a free agent from Bayern Munich who was recruited to expand the midfield. Eir Gujohnsen, the Icelandic striker, has left the club for Barcelona.

Despite the uprising, Chelsea gained the League Cup by defeating Arsenal at the Millennium Stadium. Following a 1–1 aggregate draw, the likelihood of the quadruple came to an end on May 1, 2007 when Liverpool eliminated Chelsea from the Champions League on penalties at Anfield. Chelsea defeated Arsenal 1–1 at the Emirates Stadium, which gave Manchester United's Premier League victory to Manchester United. This was Mourinho's first season without a league title in five years. Chelsea beat Manchester United in the 2007 FA Cup Final by Mourinho, who triumphed in the first final to be played at the newly renovated Wembley Stadium. This was his first FA Cup victory, which meant he had won every domestic trophy open to a Premier League boss.

Despite Mourinho's reservations, there was already tension between Mourinho and Abramovich when Avram Grant was appointed as director of football. Grant's position was even greater by being granted a seat on the board. Despite all the controversies, the 2007–08 transfer season will see Arjen Robben's departure to Real Madrid and the arrival of French midfielder Florent Malouda from Lyon.

Chelsea defeated Birmingham City 32-0 to set a new record of 64 consecutive home league matches without loss in the first match of the 2007–08 season. Despite beating the record set by Liverpool between 1978 and 1981, the 2007–08 season was less fruitful than previous ones. The team lost at Aston Villa and then tied for a goalless draw at home against Blackburn Rovers. The team's opening game in the UEFA Champions League saw them only win by 1–1 against the Norwegian team Rosenborg BK, in front of only 24,973 (an almost empty stadium) with an unimpressed owner Roman Abramovich.

Mourinho left Chelsea on September 20, 2007 "by mutual consent," although there had been a string of controversies with owner Abramovich. The Chelsea board called an emergency meeting and decided that it was time to fire their boss. Mourinho has been Chelsea's most respected manager in three years, winning six trophies for the club in three years. In all home league games, he was undefeated. Avram Grant took over Chelsea as Chelsea's manager, but he did not win any trophies in his year as boss, and he will be fired at the end of the 2007–08 season. Grant's team made it to the final of the Champions League (something Mourinho struggled to achieve in his three years at Chelsea), reach the final of the League Cup, and maintained their unbeaten home record at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea also finished second in the Premier League, behind Grant's Chelsea.

Mourinho was named as Roberto Mancini's replacement at Inter Milan on a three-year deal on June 2nd, 2008, and he brought along much of his backroom staff who had worked with him at both Chelsea and Porto. Giuseppe Baresi, a former Inter player and ex-head coach of their youth academy, was his assistant. In his first press conference as Inter boss, he simply spoke in Italian, boasting to have learned it "in three weeks." Mourinho said that he only wanted to make a few major signings in the summer. He had three new players join the team by the end of the transfer window: Brazilian winger Mancini (€13 million), Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari for a reported €18.6 million over young Portuguese midfielder Pelé.

Mourinho won the Supercoppa Italiana, beating Roma on penalties, and finishing top of Serie A with a score of 2–1. Mourinho used to promote academy players to the first team permanently in top leagues, converting an Italian contingent from mostly foreign players. Both teens competed in the Scudetto-winning season and gained their first senior trophy.

Despite his domestic victories in winning the Scudetto by a 10-point margin, Mourinho's first season in Italy was seen as disappointing by some Inter fans, as the team continued to improve on Roberto Mancini's Champions League results. Inter was part of a string of poor group stage performances that culminated in a surprise 1–0 home loss to Panathinaikos and a 1–0 draw with Cypriot minnows Anorthosis Famagusta. Inter qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League, but after being disqualified by Manchester United, the team did not make it to the quarterfinals.

Interkinetically won the Serie A title after runners-up Milan lost to Udinese on May 16, 2009. With only two games remaining, the Nerazzurrri was seven points behind their crosstown rivals. They would eventually finish ten points higher than Milan.

When Alex Ferguson retired, Mourinho was reported to have expressed an interest in taking over at Manchester United on July 28. "I would consider going to Manchester United," he said, but United will have to decide if they want me to replace Sir Alex Ferguson if they want me to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson." If they do, then of course."

Adriano left Inter in May 2009, and the Brazilian striker's departure was followed by the Argentine duo Julio Cruz and Hernán Crespo. Luis Figo, a legend in Portugal, has been a devoted attacking midfielder and veteran. Figo was on the verge of leaving Inter Mancini due to a lack of playing time, but Mourinho used him often in his final season. Mourinho signed Diego Milito, an Argentina striker who came just one goal shy of winning the top scorer award with Genoa, as well as Thiago Motta and Wesley Sneijder, to help the midfield. Zlatan Ibrahimoviovi's trade offer in exchange for Barcelona's Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto'o and a reported £35 million was perhaps his most notable signing of the summer of his second season. After Cristiano Ronaldo moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid earlier in the summer, this was the second most expensive in the transfer market's history. Eto'o got off to a promising start with Inter by scoring two goals in the first two games of the season.

Ricardo Quaresma's move from Mourinho's old club Porto was seen as a missing link in the Inter squad, but his play dissatisfied the club and led him to be loaned out to Chelsea midway through the season, despite Mourinho's other former club. Mancini also struggled to dominate in the midfield, and Inter's fixation of the transfer market became a top priority for the team. The Champions League's lack of a creative playmaker, trequartista, had been blamed for Inter's woefulness. Inter signed Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder from Real Madrid in an attempt to deal with this issue.

In their first two matches of the new season, Inter struggled. With newly promoted Bari at the San Siro, the team lost the Supercoppa to Lazio 2–1 and drew 1–1. Mourinho's team developed a strong midfield with Sneijder at the center of it, as well as veterans Javier Zanetti and Dejan Stankovi. Inter continued to score more than 30 goals before the end of November, thrashing derby rivals Milan 4–0, with new signings Diego Milito and Motta scoring, and hammering Genoa 5–0, the first margin of victory in Serie A this season. Mourinho was dismissed after he sarcastically applauded the referee for what he felt was a questionable free kick given to Juventus but Inter went on to lose 2–1, thanks to a Claudio Marchisio winner in the second half.

Mourinho won both legs, then progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals by defeating his former Chelsea team in both legs (2–1 victory at San Siro, then a 1–0 triumph at Stamford Bridge).

The media and pundits were highly critical of Inter's difficult chemistry with young striker Mario Balotelli and the team's lack of form, which culminated in Inter's loss of form, leading to only seven points in six games (including a shocking 1–3 loss at the hands of Sicilian minnows Catania, during Mourinho's suspension).

José Mourinho became the first manager in history to advance three different teams to the Champions League semi-finals on April 6th, 2010. (this record was equalled by Bayern Munich boss Louis van Gaal a day later) after Inter managed to beat CSKA Moscow 1–0 in Russia in the second leg of their quarter-final tie, which ended 2–0 on aggregate. In a match played in laid-back style, Wesley Sneijder's goal in the sixth minute made the difference. Inter was the first time in seven years that Inter managed to make it to the semi-finals of the tournament. Inter continued their good season under Mourinho, defeating Fiorentina 1–0 away (2–0 on aggregate).

José Mourinho advanced to the Champions League final for the second time in his career after Inter defeated Barcelona 3–2 on aggregate, despite losing 1–0 at Camp Nou (Mourinho's "most beautiful loss of my life"). Intern came back to a European Cup final 38 years after losing to Ajax. When attempting to participate in the Inter celebrations, Mourinho was embroiled in a brief brawl with Barcelona goalkeeper Vance Valdés. Mourinho later said that "anti-Madridismo" had fueled the Barça supporters, who claimed that they were devoted to winning the tournament and determining the final and winning the tournament in their arch-rival's home country. As their supporters celebrated Barcelona's demise, Marca announced that Mourinho had passed the exam to become Real Madrid's next head coach.

Inter was close to winning the Serie A title on May 2nd in Rome after a 2–0 away win over Lazio. Inter won the Coppa Italia on May 5, 2010 after beating Roma 1–0, and then beat Siena 1–0 to secure the domestic double on May 16, 2010, completing the challenge of winning all trophies available to a manager in Serie A.

Inter defeated Bayern Munich 2–0 on May 22, 2010 and became the first Italian team to win the Champions League in his first managerial role.

Mourinho said he was "sad" because it was "probably my last game with Inter" the day after winning the Champions League, "but I'm so sure it's my last game with Inter." "If you don't coach Real Madrid, you will always have a gap in your work," he continued.

Following days of Real Madrid-Intermediate talks, a world-record-breaking compensation agreement was reached on May 28, 2010, and Mourinho was released by Inter on May 28th.

Mourinho would take over Manuel Pellegrini at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on May 28, 2010. Mourinho was announced as the new manager of Real Madrid on May 31 after signing a four-year deal and becoming the 11th manager at the club in the last seven years. Mourinho was both a sporting manager and a first-team coach, and he was referred to as a Galáctico (a term more often used for actor players rather than coaches).

Real Madrid had underperformed prior to Mourinho's arrival despite paying record transfer fees for Galácticos such as Kaká and Cristiano Ronaldo. They lost by 32 points to Segunda División B team Alcorcón in the first round of 16, but Lyon finished second in La Liga with a team record 96 points. Mourinho had four new players to the squad by the end of the transfer window, including Portuguese defender Sami Khedira (€13 million) and Argentine winger ngel Di Maro (€11 million plus incentives).

Real Madrid lost 0–0 in Mourinho's first La Liga game as manager on August 29, 2010. "One day some poor competitor will pay for the chances we've missed today," Mourinho said of all the missed opportunities against Levante in La Liga and Auxerre in the Champions League. The Bernabéu's match ended in a 6–1 win over Deportivo de La Corua. Mourinho's comment was confirmed by the following league games: beating Málaga 4–1 and Racing Santander 6–1.

In his first Clásico match against Barcelona on November 29, 2010, Mourinho's Madrid were defeated. The match, which took place in Camp Nou, ended 5–0 to the hosts, with Real Madrid director Florentino Pérez referring to it as the worst game in Real Madrid history. Mourinho's "inability to bring a major correction to the game" and "not leaving his bench for the [majority] of the match" were among the sport's top critics. When questioned by a media reporter, Mourinho denied to call the death a "humiliation."

Mourinho was fined £33,000 on October 30 for appearing to instruct Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos to get a tactical second yellow card in their 4–0 Champions League win over Ajax. He was also suspended for two Champions League matches, the second of which is suspended for three years. Mourinho won by the widest margin in his career on December 22, 2010, beating Levante, also of La Liga, 8–0 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey's quarterfinals.

Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 1–0 in the Copa del Rey final held at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia on April 20, 2011, bringing an end to Real Madrid's 18-year-long Copa del Rey drought to an end. Mourinho captured his first trophy in Spanish football as Mourinho defeated arch-rivals Barcelona 1–0, ending Real Madrid's 18-year-long Copa del Rey drought. It was also Real's first trophy since their 2007–08 La Liga championships. Real Madrid's furthest participation in the Champions League since the 2003 semi-finals, one week later, as the club's first appearance in the tournament since the 2003 quarter-finals was thrown out, and then the club saw six consecutive exits from 2005 to 2010. Pepe was dismissed in the 61st minute and Mourinho was sent to the streets for demonstrating; Barça's Lionel Messi scored two late goals to break the tie. Real was knocked from the tournament after the second leg at Camp Nou finished 1–1.

Real Madrid defeated Ajax with a 3–0 scoreline on December 7th and ended the Champions League group stage with six victories, becoming the fifth team in Champions League history to do so. The win was the team's 15th straight victory to equal a club record set 50 years ago, in 1961.

Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 2–1 at Camp Nou on April 21, extending their lead in La Liga to seven points with four matches remaining. This was Real Madrid's first victory against their archrivals since 2008, and the first at Camp Nou since 2007. In addition, Real Madrid set a new record for the most goals scored in the championship, with 109. Pep Guardiola, the Barça boss, relinquished the title to Real Madrid.

For the second year in a row, Mourinho's team qualified to the Champions League semi-finals. Bayern Munich defeated the first leg 2–1 on a 2–1 victory. Real Madrid had a 2–0 lead from two Cristiano Ronaldo goals in the second leg at home, but Bayern's Arjen Robben (a former Real Madrid player who worked at Chelsea) converted a penalty to level the aggregate score at 3–3, and Madrid lost in the shootout with Ronaldo, Kaká, and Ramos all failing to convert their spot kicks. Mourinho "came to the dressing room to congratulate my players and teaching staff after the match," Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes said. "It was very noble."

Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 3–0 on May 2nd to clinch the Liga crown for the first time in four years. Real Madrid defeated Mallorca 4–1 in their last league match of the season (32), most away wins (16), and most points won in any of the top European leagues (100), with the most goals scored record (89). Real Madrid led the league nine points clear over runners-up Barcelona.

Mourinho signed a new four-year deal on May 22, 2012, extending his reign as Real Madrid's boss until 2016. Real Madrid won the return leg in Madrid 2–1. After losing 3–2 in Barcelona in the first leg of the 2012 Supercopa de Espaa, Madrid defeated Barcelona 3–1. Real Madrid dominated the game on the away goals rule after a tie of 4–4 on aggregate. Mourinho had gained every domestic title for a manager in the Spanish top division in less than two years. He is Europe's only coach to have won the national super cups in four European countries. Mourinho became the first manager to win every domestic title, the league cup, super cup, and league cup (if available) in four European leagues.

Real Madrid made it to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the third year under Mourinho's leadership. However, the club was defeated 4–1 in the first leg at Borussia Dortmund. Real managed to score two goals in the last ten minutes in the second leg at home, but the team could not score the third goal that would have levelled the aggregate score and sent them through on away goals.

Mourinho said in the post-game press conference that the second leg with Dortmund might be his last, that "I am adored by several clubs, particularly one." "It's different in Spain; some people dislike me, and several of you in this [press] room are male." Mourinho's tense friendships with Sergio Ramos and club captain Iker Casillas (a popular player who Mourinho sidelined in 2013) caused divisions between supporters of the "Mourinho" and "Madridistas" (the more traditional Real Madrid supporters) camps. Cristiano Ronaldo's friendship became difficult because the player "actually feels that he knows everything and that the coach cannot improve him anymore," Mourinho said. Mourinho was also blamed for triggering controversy, including poking Tito Vilanova (then assistant coach at Barcelona) in the eye, continuing violence against journalists and Real authorities, and persistent references that Barça received favourable treatment from UEFA.

Mourinho said that the 2012-2013 Copa del Rey final defeat to Atlético Madrid on May 17th was "the worst of my career" in the case. Mourinho's contract extension to 2016 was announced by Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez three days later, a year after signing a contract extension.

Chelsea named Mourinho as the manager for the second time on a four-year contract on June 3, 2013. "I have two great passions in my time – Inter and Chelsea – and Chelsea – Chelsea – and Chelsea is the most important for me" Mourinho said on Chelsea TV, "I have had two great passions throughout my time in life, and Chelsea is the most important for me." "It was really difficult to play against Chelsea, and I did it only twice, not so bad." "Now I promise precisely the same things I promised in 2004 with the exception of adding: "I'm one of you." Chelsea manager Mourinho was officially announced as Chelsea chief for the second time at a press conference held at Stamford Bridge on June 10, 2013.

Chelsea's first competitive game since being in charge of Chelsea ended in a 2–0 win over Hull City on August 18th. Mourinho lost the UEFA Champions League title to Bayern Munich in August 30th, his second time as a boss. Chelsea lost on penalties to Bayern on penalties as Romelu Lukaku saw his crucial penalty be saved by Bayern goal Manuel Neuer, despite taking the lead Chelsea. "They drink the cup and the best team lost," he said after losing to Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich. And with ten guys, we had a blast. Pride is fine, but we've lost."

Mourinho referred to the Hammers as playing "19th century football," and said, "This is not the best league in the world," Mourinho said of the Hammers, "this is not the best league in the world," he said. Mourinho suffered his first home league loss as Chelsea boss in a 2–1 loss to Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on April 19, 2014. Chelsea's title hopes remained low throughout the year as he described it as a transitional season, gradually moulding his squad and eventually selling Juan Mata, Chelsea's best player of the year (and eventually selling) Chelsea's player of the year. Chelsea finished third in the 2013-14 Premier League, four points behind champions Manchester City, and Atlético Madrid eliminated them in the semi-finals of the 2013-14 Champions League.

Chelsea opened their 2014-15 Premier League campaign with a 3–1 win over Burnley on August 18th. This match was the first competitive action for new signings Diego Costa, Cesc Fàbregas, and Thibaut Courtois, the former starting in goal after a three-year loan stint at Atlético Madrid. Didier Drogba played for the Chelsea squad again in the second half and came off the bench in the second half.

Chelsea were disqualified from the fourth round of the FA Cup on January 24, 2015, defeating League One side Bradford City, securing their hopes of a potential quadruple. Mourinho characterized the loss as a "disgrace."

Chelsea defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 in the League Cup final on March 1st season and Mourinho's first trophy since returning to Chelsea. Chelsea were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on March 11, 2015, after losing to Paris Saint-Germain on away goals.

Chelsea became the Premier League champions after defeating Crystal Palace with three games to spare on May 3rd. Mourinho was later named Premier League Manager of the Season after Chelsea lost just three games this season.

Mourinho agreed to a new four-year deal with Chelsea on August 7, which would keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2020. Mourinho lost by 2–1 to Crystal Palace in Mourinho's 100th Premier League home match on August 29. Chelsea started the season by scoring only 11 points in their first 12 games in the Premier League. On October 27, the players then dropped out of the League Cup to Stoke City on penalties.

Chelsea announced on December 17, 2015, after losing 9 of 16 Premier League games, that they had parted company with Mourinho "by mutual agreement." "The club wishes to make it clear that Jose leaves us on good terms and will always be a much-loved, respected, and recognizable figure at Chelsea," the club announced.

Mourinho agreed to a three-year deal with Manchester United on May 27, 2016, with the option to remain with the club until at least 2020. Mourinho lifted the FA Community Shield on August 7, 2016, defeating Leicester City, the reigning Premier League champions, 2–1. Mourinho was victorious in his first Premier League game as United boss, winning 3–1 against AFC Bournemouth on August 14, 2016.

Mourinho lost his first Manchester derby as a manager on September 11, 2016; this was also his eighth defeat against his former Barça boss Pep Guardiola, who was in charge of Real Madrid.

Mourinho made his first return to Chelsea with Manchester United since leaving in December 2015. The game came as a 4–0 loss, leaving them six points off the top of the table. Mourinho won his second Manchester derby as a boss on October 26th, 2016, a 1–0 victory at Old Trafford in the EFL Cup. Juan Mata scored the only goal of the game in the 54th minute, beating Guardiola's fourth (four wins, six draws, eight losses).

Following the FA's charges surrounding Mourinho's remarks about referee Anthony Taylor, Mourinho's remarks about referee Anthony Taylor brought him right into question with a referee on October 29th, when he was sent by Mark Clattenburg to the stands against Burnley during a 0–0 home draw. Despite a 2–1 second leg loss away to Hull City, Mourinho's United defeated Mourinho's United in the EFL Cup final on January 29th, 2017 by a 3–2 aggregate victory. In the EFL Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, Manchester United defeated Southampton 3–2. With his win, he became the first United manager to win a major trophy in his debut season.

Manchester United secured the Europa League on Saturday with a 2–0 victory over Ajax. This was Mourinho's second major trophy of his first season as Manchester United's boss. It also won every major European Cup final as a manager.

Mourinho's signings continued his side's progress in the summer of 2017, with the signings of Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, defender Victor Lindelöf, and midfielder Nemanja Mati. United got off to a promising winter schedule, narrowing the gap between them and their city rivals Manchester City.

Mourinho was chastised for Manchester United's Champions League departure to Sevilla at the last-sixteen stage, resulting in Mourinho's surprise twelve-minute speech defending his United Nations career.

After losing 1–0 home to West Bromwich Albion and finishing nineteen points behind Manchester City, Manchester United finished second in the table. United's former Chelsea, Mourinho's former club Chelsea, lost the 2018 FA Cup Final after an Eden Hazard penalty gave the Blues a 1–0 victory.

Manchester United lost two of their opening three league games, one to Tottenham Hotspur, losing 3–0 home to Tottenham Hotspur – his first home loss of his career – during an emotional start to the season, an animated Mourinho demanded "respect" from critical journalists and held up three fingers (one for each Premier League trophy he has won together) after a poor start to the 2018-19 season, including a 3–0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur. "I am the president of one of the world's best clubs, but I'm also one of the world's best managers."

Mourinho was involved in a tunnel attack during a Manchester United league match against Mourinho's former club Chelsea on October 20, 2018. Chelsea's Ross Barkley scored a 96th-minute equalizer and Chelsea coach Marco Ianni celebrated the win by running across the Manchester United bench and clenching his fists close to Mourinho's face. With security forces intervening, an angry Mourinho leapt up and started chasing Ianni down the tunnel. Some Chelsea supporters started chanting against Mourinho as he sat back down. Mourinho walked over to United fans and applauded, before returning to Chelsea, reminding them he had three Premier League titles for the club.

Mourinho was fired by the club on December 18 after starting the 2018-19 season with just seven victories in the first 17 Premier League games, leaving Manchester United 19 points behind the league leaders.

Mourinho was appointed as the boss of Tottenham Hotspur on a four-year contract on November 20, 2019, replacing the fired Mauricio Pochettino.

Mourinho played his first match with Tottenham Hotspur in a 3–2 victory over West Ham United on Friday. In a 4–2 victory over Olympiacos in the Champions League, he later sparked media interest on November 26, 2019. Callum Hynes 'assisted' Spurs' second goal in a 22-0 victory over Olympiacos in the Champions League, sparking more media buzz on 26 November 2019. Tottenham Hotspur lost both games and 0–4 on aggregate against RB Leipzig in the Champions League round of 16.

When Tottenham defeated West Ham United 2–0 on June 23, Mourinho won his 300th game in English football. When Tottenham defeated Newcastle by a scoreline of 3–1, he won his first match as a boss at St James' Park on July 15, 2020. However, Mourinho spent his first season with Tottenham Hotspur in sixth place in the Premier League, although in his first season with Tottenham Hotspur, he came in sixth position.

Mourinho led Tottenham Hotspur to a 6-1 victory over Old Trafford against his former club Manchester United. Tottenham Hotspur defeated Arsenal 2–0 on December 6, 2020, putting the club's second manager to win his first two North London derbies. However, they were defeated by a last-minute 2–1 loss at Anfield, putting them in second place, three points off the top.

Tottenham were disqualified from the FA Cup on February 10, 2021, losing 5–4 after extra time to Everton in the quarterfinals; this was the first time a José Mourinho-led team had conceded five goals in a match since 2010. Tottenham lost 1–0 to Chelsea on Sunday, his first game in his career, marking Mourinho's first appearance in his career, he had lost two straight home games. Tottenham lost 3–0 to Dinamo Zagreb in the second leg of the 2020–21 Europa League round of 16, losing the tournament by 2–2 on aggregate.

Mourinho was fired by Tottenham Hotspur after 17 months as manager of the club, days before the EFL Cup Final against Manchester City on April 1921. Mourinho's first appearance since 2002 was the first time the club had won a trophy since 2002. Ex Tottenham Hotspur player Ryan Mason was brought on as interim boss.

Mourinho was named head coach of Roma from the start of the 2021-22 season on May 4th, replacing compatriot Paulo Fonseca.

Mourinho's first match with Roma ended in a 2–1 away victory over Trabzonspor in the first leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League play-off round on August 19, 2021. He returned to Serie A after eleven years, leading a 3–1 home victory over Fiorentina at Stadio Olimpico. Mourinho secured qualification for the Europa Conference League on August 26, following a 3–0 home victory over Trabzonspor in the play-off second leg. In a 2–1 victory over Sassuolo on September 12, 2021, Mourinho won 1,000 games as a boss. Roma lost 23-23 on September 26th, the first Roma boss to lose his first Serie A Roma's derby since Luis Enrique in 2011. Roma lost by 6 goals in a Conference League match against FK Bod/Glimt on October 21; Mourinho blaming the lack of a "strong squad" for the first time. Mourinho suffered his first home loss in league games in Italy against Milan ten days earlier, before this match, he was unbeaten in 43 games in a row.

Roma lost 3–0 on December 4th, the first time in Mourinho's career that one of his teams was 3–0 down at halftime, and they are much bigger than Roma in normal circumstances, according to Mourinho. Mourinho won his first Derby della Capitale on March 20, 2022, after guiding a 3–0 victory over Lazio.

Mourinho guided Roma to their first European final since 1991 by defeating Leicester City 2–1 on aggregate in the Europa Conference League's semi-finals, making him the first manager to advance to the final of all three European leagues and the first manager to face four different clubs. Mourinho claimed his first title with the Giallorossi on May 24 by defeating Feyenoord in the 2022 UEFA Europa Conference League Final. This was Roma's first trophy in 11 years, after Udo Lattek and Giovanni Tratoni, to win all three major European trophies, as well as the Europa Conference League, which took their place of the defunct UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.


Jose Mourinho has declared that he wants a new career in football IMMEDIATELY and WOULD NOT accept Klopp-style sabbatical, but gives a three-word reaction to Man United's return, February 15, 2024
Following his Roma dismissal, Jose Mourinho wants to return to work straight away, claiming that the prospect of going to a sabbatical makes him'depressed.' However, the Portuguese coach, 61, denies that he has unfinished work at Manchester United, saying the rumors were 'not from me.' Despite leading Roma to back-to-back European finals, Mourinho was fired by Roma on January 16.

Despite backlash over a controversial strategy, Jose Mourinho has confirmed he supports blue cards, despite the fact that players are reportedly more fair than players banned from having too many yellow cards, February 15, 2024
Jose Mourinho has stated that he favors blue cards being trialled in the Premier League because sinbins are fairer than players who miss games due to too many yellow cards. In what will be the first new card introduced to the professional game since yellows and reds were introduced in for the 1970 World Cup, plans for a blue card will see 10-minute sin-bins trialled during games.

Jose Mourinho opens up on his 'hurt' at Roma sacking as ex-Man United, Real Madrid and Chelsea boss admits it was the first job he took on pure emotion, February 15, 2024
Jose Mourinho has expressed his 'hurt' at being fired by Roma because it was the first heart-over-head managerial post he'd ever taken. In 2022, the Portuguese coach competed in the Europa Conference League with the Italian club and then guided them to the Europa League finals last season. However, he was fired by owners Dan and Ryan Friedkin on January 16, leaving Roma in last place in the Serie A standings, placing him ninth in the Serie A standings.