Jose Mourinho is often referred to as the Special One, but he revealed there is another special one in his life.
The Chelsea boss discussed his theories on success in both his career and his love life with the Mirror, giving insights into how the Portuguese manager has achieved so much.
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“My wife trusts me, my wife knows me,” said the maverick Portuguese.
“She has been with me since I was 17 and she was 15 – everything is so crystal clear for us.
“The secret in everything is love. If you are successful in football, it is because you love football.”
“If you are successful in any job, I believe it is because you are in love with that job and if you have a successful family it is because people are in love with each other. Love is the basic.”
The 51 year old has been happily married for 25 years, so he must be doing something right.
“If people say I am an arrogant football manager, maybe they are not so wrong,” he mused.
“These people don’t know me personally – they are not my friends, they are not my family.”
“But if some family or some friends say I am arrogant, then I am upset. Because I am not an arrogant friend, I’m not an arrogant family member. I am soft.”
Jose has had a relatively quick rise to fame as managers go. After becoming youth team coach at Vitória de Setúbal he got a big break as an assistant to Bobby Robson at Sporting Lisbon, Porto and Barcelona.
He went on to manage Benfica, União de Leiria, and Porto, before finally moving to Chelsea in 2004. He had brief spells in Italy and Spain after four years with the London club, but returned last year feeling he had unfinished business with the Blues.