José Mourinho is a professional Portuguese football coach. If this isn’t enough he is also a former player of football. He has also served as a manager of English Club Manchester United. Being a manager he has won 25 major honors. This record makes him one of the most successful managers of all time. Jose is the manager of Tottenham Hotspur, a Premier League football club. Many people recognize him for having a unique approach for football. He mixes both coaching ideas and techniques for his team. In 2005 he was named the Grand officer of the order of Prince Henry. It is one of the biggest honors achieved by a Portuguese citizen. Here is more about this talented artist:
Early Life and Bio
José Mourinho was born on January 26, 1963, in Setúbal, Portugal. His full name is José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix. His mother was a primary school teacher while his father Jose was a footballer. Since his childhood he had a lot of interest in playing football. His father also helped him learn some good skills. He got the opportunity to play at Sesimbra, Rio Ave, and Belenenses. Even though he got admission at a business school he couldn’t last there for long. He changed his pattern and started studying sports science in Lisbon. Apart from that he completed his English and Scottish Football Association coaching courses.
Jose began his job as a coach at his school. After a few years he became the youth team coach. He first began his coaching job as a school coach. He later became youth team coach at Vitória de Setúbal. In 1992 he started working as a translator for a foreign coach. Bobby Robson wanted to have a good English speaking coach and Jose got this job. After some good experience Jose started working for Louis Van Gaal. Jose became a professional coach and is managing various clubs. The list of clubs include Benfica, União de Leiria, Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid. He has also worked for Manchester United and is currently working at the Tottenham Hotspur.
Net Worth & Awards
The total net worth of Jose happens to be around $100 million. He has been one of the most successful managers of all time. You will not be surprised to know that he leads a lavish lifestyle. He owns a lot of cars and has a mansion in London that is worth 25 million euro. Jose has won a large number of awards that include the following:
- Onze d’Or Coach of the Year (2005)
- FIFA World Coach of the Year (2010)
- Premier League Manager of the Season
- UEFA Manager of the Year
- World Soccer Magazine World Manager of the Year
Personal Life and Relationships
In 1989 Jose got married to Matilde “Tami” Faria. The couple is blessed with a daughter and a son. Interestingly his son has also become a footballer in 2000. Jose can speak a lot of languages that include Portuguese, French, Spanish, English, Italian, and Catalan. He has also been a Global Ambassador of the United Nations’ World Food Programme.