7 of the Greatest Mourinho Quotes

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When it comes to press conferences there aren’t many better than Jose Mourinho. Starting with his latest ‘Boring Boring Chelsea’ nugget, we run through our 7 favourite quotes from the big man…

 

On being called boring by Arsenal fans…

“I think boring is 10 years without a title – that’s boring. If you support a club and you wait, wait, wait for so many years without a Premier League title, then that’s boring.”

 

On Chelsea’s transfer market problems…

“It’s like having a blanket that is too small for the bed. You pull the blanket up to keep your chest warm and your feet stick out. I cannot buy a bigger blanket because the supermarket is closed. But the blanket is made of cashmere.”

 

On Lionel Messi’s involvement in Chelsea defender Asier del Horno’s red card

“How do you say cheating in Catalan?” … and “Barcelona is a cultural city with many great theatres and this boy [Lionel Messi] has learned very well. He’s learned play-acting.”

On the tightening of Chelsea’s transfer market purse-strings…

 “The style of how we play is very important. But it is omelettes and eggs. No eggs – no omelettes! It depends on the quality of the eggs. In the supermarket you have class one, two or class three eggs and some are more expensive than others and some give you better omelettes. So when the class one eggs are in Waitrose and you cannot go there, you have a problem.”

 On youth development…

“Young players are a little bit like melons. Only when you open and taste the melon are you 100 per cent sure that the melon is good. Sometimes you have beautiful melons but they don’t taste very good and some other melons are a bit ugly and when you open them, the taste is fantastic! One thing is youth football, one thing is professional football. The bridge is a difficult one to cross and they have to play with us and train with us for us to taste the melon. For example, Scott Sinclair, the way he played against Arsenal and Man United. We know the melon we have.” 

 

On 0-0 draw against Mallorca in his first Real Madrid game…

“Look, I’m a coach. I’m not Harry Potter. He is magical, but in reality there is no magic. Magic is fiction and football is real.”

 

On Ranieri criticism of Jose’s methods at Inter…

“I studied Italian five hours a day for many months to ensure I could communicate with the players, media and fans. Ranieri had been in England for five years and still struggled to say ‘good morning’ and ‘good afternoon.”

Love him or hate him, the most quotable man in world football is likely here to stay. Never change, Jose!

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