Photography by Tom Oldham

José Mourinho

Manchester United, 2016-2018

“I play to win. If the objective of the team is to finish seventh or eighth or ninth, that is not for me”

In the fourth and final part of our exclusive series of CV Stories with José Mourinho, the only manager to have won league titles in England, Spain and Italy talks about his “pathological” desire to win, and his need to believe that he can compete for trophies in every position he accepts. He discusses the coaching philosophy that has brought him such success, and explains why there is little point in being a defensively strong team unless that team can also transition quickly and effectively into attack. Finally, the Portuguese reflects on his willingness to adapt and to be flexible, as is demanded by the modern game.

José Mourinho

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José Mourinho

The Italian Job

Ten years have passed since Inter Milan overcame Bayern Munich to win the Champions League and secure a historic treble. José Mourinho revisits his time in Italy
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José Mourinho

Making a manager

José Mourinho talks exclusively about his development as a manager and early successes with Porto, en route to winning the Champions League
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José Mourinho

The Special One

José Mourinho tells the story of his first spell at Chelsea, when he inspired consecutive Premier League titles between 2004 and 2006