Widely regarded as one of the world’s best soccer coaches, Chelsea has sacked the Portuguese manager after an awful run of form left the English Premier League champion with no chance of retaining its title.
But Mourinho was so much more than just a football manager.
Brands flocked to him, attracted by his swagger, but just importantly his ability to deliver outrageously provocative quotes. He was a man you either loved or hated.
So in April, Mourinho told one British newspaper that he was such a good manager that he was “getting better at everything related to my job,” which gives you an inkling that the 52-year-old didn’t do self doubt.
At that time he was preparing to celebrate Chelsea’s triumph in winning the English Premier League title, but that jauntiness has long since disappeared as this serial winner has had to watch his side implode during the 2015-16 campaign. Read more