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Born: 1963-01-26
Profession: Coach
Nation: Portuguese
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The only thing that we cannot control is our supporters.

Tags: Cannot, Control, Supporters

When I go to the press conference before the game, in my mind the game has already started.

Tags: Game, Mind, Started

But I think it's more normal for my team to have no success than it is to win two consecutive European cups.

Tags: Success, Team, Win

Especially when you play at home, you need a good atmosphere behind you.

Tags: Behind, Good, Home

I followed an Italian manager and it cannot be easy when you follow a manager who thinks very differently.

Tags: Cannot, Easy, Follow

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.

Tags: Bad, Good, Success

In five years I have never had a match where my team has had less possession than the opponents.

Tags: Five, Less, Team

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.

Tags: Easy, Follow, Here

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.

Tags: Football, Negative, Society

The way I use to develop an aerobic condition is three against three, man to man, in a square 20 metres by 20.

Tags: Against, Develop, Three

When you just work tactically, in pure football sessions, you can see the way they can think football.

Tags: Football, Pure, Work

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.

Tags: Strong, Team, Time

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.

Tags: After, Game, Here

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.

Tags: Half, Next, Works

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.

Tags: Positive, Try, Yourself

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.

Tags: Football, Good, Thinking

Sometimes you see beautiful people with no brains. Sometimes you have ugly people who are intelligent, like scientists.

Tags: Beautiful, Sometimes, Ugly

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.

Tags: Father, Good

Please don't call me arrogant, but I'm European champion and I think I'm a special one.

Tags: Call, Champion, Special

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.

Tags: Football, Respect, Winning

The world is so competitive, aggressive, consumive, selfish and during the time we spend here we must be all but that.

Tags: Here, Selfish, Time

I am Jose Mourinho and I don't change. I arrive with all my qualities and my defects.

Tags: Change, Defects, Qualities

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.

Tags: Football, Game, Love
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I hate to speak about individuals. Players don't win you trophies, teams win trophies, squads win trophies.

Tags: Hate, Speak, Win

I think the best place to work in football is England.

Tags: Best, Football, Work

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.

Tags: Help, Why, Win

Football is a game about feelings and intelligence.

Tags: Feelings, Football, Game

I enjoy the work, I enjoy every minute of my professional life.

Tags: Enjoy, Life, Work

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.

Tags: Change, Good, Mind

Money does not guarantee success.

Tags: Guarantee, Money, Success

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.

Tags: Chance, Strong, Team

So I know all about the ups and downs of football, I know that one day I will be sacked.

Tags: Downs, Football, Sacked

Unhappy is a nice word.

Tags: Nice, Unhappy, Word

Look at the way teams play against Arsenal. They don't believe they can win. They don't believe.

Tags: Against, Arsenal, Win

You have to win and especially, as I have, you have to win a trophy for the first time.

Tags: Time, Trophy, Win

Everybody can be smart.

Tags: Everybody, Smart

Football is a more beautiful game in high definition.

Tags: Beautiful, Football, Game

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.

Tags: Football, Learn, Perfect

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.

Tags: Give, Good, Maybe

The moral of the story is not to listen to those who tell you not to play the violin but stick to the tambourine.

Tags: Moral, Story, Tell

The only thing I would like is to have more control of the game in terms of possession.

Tags: Control, Game, Possession