'Please do not call me arrogant, I think I'm a special one': Jose Mourinho's best quotes
Jose Mourinho was officially confirmed as Manchester United's new manager on Friday, here are five of the most memorable quotes of his illustrious career.
Jose Mourinho was officially confirmed as Manchester United's new manager on Friday, here are five of the most memorable quotes of his illustrious career:
"I have top players and I'm sorry, we have a top manager. Please do not call me arrogant because what I say is true. I'm European champion. I'm not one out of the bottle. I think I'm a special one."
- In his introductory press conference after arriving at Chelsea from Porto in 2004, Mourinho earns himself the nickname 'The Special One'
"Young players are like melons. Only when you open and taste the melon are you 100% sure that the melon is good."
- On bringing through young players
"I think he is one of these people who is a voyeur. He likes to watch other people. There are some guys who, when they are at home, have a big telescope to see what happens in other families. He speaks, speaks, speaks about Chelsea."
- On Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who had criticised Chelsea's transfer policy. Mourinho later apologised, but went on to brand Wenger a "specialist in failure" in 2014
"Omelettes, eggs. No eggs, no omelettes. And it depends on the quality of the eggs in the supermarket. They are class one, two or three and some are more expensive than others and some give you better omelettes. When the class one eggs are not available, you have a problem."
- On transfer dealings
"The only club where her husband replaced me was at Inter Milan, where in six months he destroyed the best team in Europe at the time. And for her also to think about me and to speak about me, I think the lady needs to occupy her time, and if she takes care of her husband's diet she will have less time to speak about me."
- A retort to the wife of fellow former Inter Milan coach Rafael Benitez, after she made comments saying that Benitez was always tidying up Mourinho's messes'
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