Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that he cried when Andy Murray won Wimbledon in 2013, reports the Daily Express.
The tennis star beat Novak Djokovic to win the tournament less than a year after picking up his first Grand Slam at the US Open. He has since failed to win another of the big four competitions, but will have a chance to repeat his feat this month.
The Stamford Bridge boss is apparently a big fan of tennis, and has regularly been seen at Queens over the past week, where Murray is in the final of the AEGON championships against South African Kevin Anderson. He beat Viktor Troicki 6-3 7-6 in the semi finals on Sunday and will have to play Anderson on the same day.
Mourinho said: “I have to say I had a couple of tears for Andy when he won Wimbledon. For sure, it was something that obviously meant more than anything in his career. I could imagine it was something from another world.
“I don’t think he would change the Wimbledon victory for another ten victories in other Grand Slams. It’s more than the game, it’s more than a tournament. He has broken the psychological wall that was there for every British person that loves the game.”
He added: “For sure it was the best day in his career, and I shared that happiness from where I was – and lets see if he can do it again. The big guns are all there. He’s one of them, but all of them will be fighting for a magic moment.”
The Portuguese knows all about what it takes to win, having picked up two Champions Leagues as well as domestic league titles and cups all over Europe. Just last season the 52-year-old guided Chelsea to the Premier League and the Capital One Cup, and his team is amongst the favourites to do so again in the next campaign.