‘Everybody says my name wrong’ – Mourinho in humorous exchange with Tottenham players

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He first came to the national consciousness in England when taking over at Chelsea for the first time, but it appears that for the last decade and a half, we’ve all been saying his name wrong.

Jose Mourinho aka ‘The Special One’ had a humorous exchange with Japhet Tanganga on the Tottenham training pitch which was picked up by the Amazon Prime cameras for part of the forthcoming documentary ‘All or Nothing.’

“How do I say your name correctly?” Mourinho asks the youngster in the footage, cited by the Daily Star.

After his response, the Portuguese continues: “I hate to tell the wrong names man.

“Everybody says my name wrong. Everybody calls me Jose [pronounced like Hosay]. I am Jose [pronouncing the J and accenting the E].”

It’s an insight into a side of the Portuguese that is rarely seen by the public.

Often derided as a little sour and always controversial, Mourinho is almost universally liked by the players who work under him, with the possible exception of a couple of high-profile names.

Seeing him in what’s clearly one of his favourite environments, he’s relaxed and at ease. Woe betide anyone who gets on the wrong side of him, mind.

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