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

Chris Wright

6th, June 2015


By Chris Wright


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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