Retro Football: Jose Mourinho Translates As Sir Bobby Robson Talks Three Different Languages At Once (Video)

Chris Wright

6th, June 2015

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By Chris Wright

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As cobbled together by Spanish TV show Fiebre Maldini earlier in the week, here’s a few classic swatches of footage showing Jose Mourinho during his Barcelona days, doing his level best to translate for then-manager Sir Bobby Robson.

The pair manfully bat away questions at a succession of press conferences, with Sir Bobby mulching his way through two or three different languages – four if you count unintelligible gibberish – in his own inimitable style…

There isn’t a day goes by that we don’t miss having Bobby in and around the game. Everything else just seems so stale in comparison.

(Many thanks to Pies fan Peter Jones, @peterjonesphoto, for the tip-off!)

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  1. Si says:

    As a card-carrying Toon fan, I’m a bit biased here, but how British managers do you see nowadays that at least try (interpreter or otherwise) to have a go at a foreign language? A few bilingual ones aside, all they seem to do nowadays is affect a silly accent. He might have become a bit grandfather like in his old age, but Christ – what a bloke. Cheers, Chris. And thanks for inadvertently unveiling the ongoing saga that is the Jose Mourinho haircut.

  2. nenad says:

    Jose looks as if he’s plotting to sell you a pair of fake Italian glasses and ArmanY suit.

  3. J says:

    A young Caesar if you will

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