He gets a bad rap, and goes from amusing to infuriating depending on whether or not you just played him. But no one can argue that Jose Mourinho has done things anything other than his way. The Chelsea boss has seen his side suffer the sort of problems that Alan Curbishley would kill for this season, but has kept things in perspective,
Mourinho declared: “I am not under any pressure to win something else because the only pressure I am under is from the pressure I put on myself.
“I don’t accept pressure from other people. I don’t get depressed. If the club decides to sack me because of bad results, that’s part of the game.
“If that happens, I will be a millionaire and I will get another club a couple of months later. I cannot win every week, every year. But I have family, my kids are healthy, I have a lot of friends, I have a good life – pressure of what? I put myself under pressure, just like I did when playing three against three in the street as a kid. I like to win – but pressure? No way.”
That “I have a lot of friends” bit probably doesn’t apply to the world of football, but we can see how Jose would be exactly the kind of bloke you that would be a great laugh if he was a bricklayer or something. We said it before and we’ll say it again, the Premiership needs more Jose Mourinho’s.