Jose Mourinho recently sat down with Yahoo for a chat in conjunction with his 'Special Ones' competition. The charismatic Chelsea manager fielded questions on a diverse range of topics, including his perceived stylishness and son's footballing career.
Quizzed about his most impressive trick on the training ground, Mourinho had this to say:
"I have one trick that I like to do and it’s a trick that Ronaldo Nazario, the oldest one, used to do when I had the privilege to work alongside him in ’96 in Barcelona. It was a trick he was always doing and I learn from him and I still enjoy to do it but my biggest talent on the pitch is to give feedback and to shout at the players!"
Mourinho's 14-year-old son joined Fulham on loan last year after a successful one-month trial at the London club. The Portuguese boss was asked whether he'd like his son to follow in his footsteps and pursue a career as a football manager.
"I’m not interested in that, I’m just interested that he enjoys his life, in this case he enjoys his youth and for him to feel free to choose what makes him really happy. At this moment his life is about school and football which I think is the perfect life for every kid and after that his decision, with my support, with my wife’s support, with his sister’s support but without any kind of pressure. We just want him to be happy."
Mourinho is often held up as a figurehead for style among the Premier League managerial contingent. Asked whether style actually matters to him or if he has any specific style heroes, the former Real Madrid boss produced an intriguing reply.
"It doesn’t matter. I keep saying this all over my years in football, I just like to feel comfortable and adapted to the situation. Do I go to a wedding in jeans and training shoes? No, I don’t. I just want to feel comfortable and adapted to the situation but I really don’t care a lot. When I look to people like Michael Caine, Sean Connery, these kind of great men as professionals, as persons, now they are in their 70s, amazing top class people and I respect a lot stylish people like them."
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