Just think how much less interesting the Premiership would be without Jose.
1 ‘Please don’t call me arrogant, but I’m European champion and I think I’m a special one.’
The quote that started it all, uttered not long after Mourinho had arrived at Chelsea, in 2004.
2 ‘If I wanted to have an easy jobâ€¦ I would have stayed at Portoâ€¦ beautiful blue chair, the Uefa Champions League trophy, God, and after God, me.’
Only God is more special than Jose and don’t you forget it.
3 ‘We have top players and, sorry if I’m arrogant, we have a top manager.’
Don’t apologise for being arrogant Jose. It never stopped you before.
4 ‘The best team lost. After they scored only one team played, the other one just defended for the whole game.’
Jose is not a happy bunny when Liverpool knock Chelsea out of the Champions League semi final in 2005.
5 ‘I want to give my congratulations to them because they won. But we were the best team. We didn’t lose the game.’
After Chelsea lost to Charlton in the 2005 Carling Cup. You see a ‘best team lost’ theme here?
6 ‘My history as a manager cannot be compared with Frank Rijkaard’s history. He has zero trophies and I have a lot of themâ€¦’
I bet Mourinho’s dad is harder than Rijkaard’s dad too.
7 ‘We are on top at the moment but not because of the club’s financial power. We are in contention for a lot of trophies because of my hard work.’
Yes, but the multi-millions sure help.
8 ‘The crowd is magnificent, singing “F**k off Mourinho!” and so onâ€¦’
Only Jose is arrogant enough to be flattered by abuse from the terraces.
9 ‘Who were (Frank) Lampard, (John) Terry and (Didier) Drogba two years ago? They were certainly not world stars. And in this moment who are they?’
Well done, you have indeed turned shit into gold.
10 ‘Barcelona have a great club. But in 200 years of history they have won the European Cup only once. I have been managing for a few years and I have already won the same amount.’
Well, he had a point – until Barca went on to win the Champions League in 2006.