“I play to win. If somebody gives me a wonderful, incredible, amazing 10-year contract and the objective of the team is to stay in the first part of the table… if you finish seventh or eighth or ninth, that is perfect. 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 job he takes.
He goes on to explain his philosophy as a coach, stressing that there is no point in being a defensively strong team unless you can also transition quickly and effectively into attack, and reflects on his willingness to adapt and be flexible in the modern game.