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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Jose Mourinho Takes The Money And Runs

Yesterday, Jose' Mourinho shocked the world of football with his sudden departure from Stamford Bridge. He leaves quite an imprint from his tenure at Chelsea; actually, he did not lose one home league game. His overall record was an outstanding winning percentage of over 66%. He won two Premiership titles back to back, and brought glory back to Chelsea after a 50 year absence.

He was and is a controversial figure. He had a short professional career, and then became a translator for foreign coaches in Portugal. He also spent time at Barcelona. From there, he brought European and domestic success to FC Porto. Today, he negotiated a contractual settlement, according to the BBC, of over 20 million pounds (US $40 million).

Here were a few of his best quotes courtesy of BBC Sport:

"Please don't call me arrogant, but I'm European champion and I think I'm a special one."

"If I wanted to have an easy job... I would have stayed at Porto - beautiful blue chair, the Uefa Champions League trophy, God, and after God, me."

"(Arsene) Wenger has a real problem with us and I think he is what you call in England a voyeur. He is someone who likes to watch other people. There are some guys who, when they are at home, have this big telescope to look into the homes of other people and see what is happening. Wenger must be one of them - and it is a sickness."

"During the afternoon it rained only in this stadium - our kitman saw it - they tried everything. There must be a microclimate here."

2 comments:

Octavio Pierre said...

Brazilian Alfonso Alves, aggressor of the Election of Brazil, must be transferred in the winter window to England, its entrepreneur Robert Tibúrcio and Pini Zahavi estao intermediating the transfer.

Ricardo15 said...

I'm going to miss hearing his off-topic comments like the omelette one and Fatima one. He's given so much for Chelsea and deserved a more honourable exit.

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