A Short Biography of José Mourinho – One of the Greatest Coaches in Soccer History (part 1)

José Mourinho is one of the greatest coaches in soccer (football) history whi used to lead top football clubs such as Porto, Real Madrid, and Chelsea and is the current manager of Manchester United.

José Mourinho is a Portugal soccer coach who was born in on January 26th, 1963. His father was a professional goalkeeper and football coach who insprired him to become one. He began to study opposing teams and game tactics relentlessly at very young age.

When growing up, he worked as a school coach for a few years while looking for inroads into professional coaching. He used to work as an interpreter for the famous football coach, Sir Bobby Robson, across several clubs from Sporting to FC Porto and Barcelona. He quickly developed a friendship with him, dícussing football tactics and strategies.

His first big break into professional coaching came in September 2000 as he was appointed to be the manager of the Portuguese club, Benfica. Although he had quick successes leading the team there, he must leave due to a conflict with the club president.

Nonetheless, Mourinho caught the attention of the top tier clubs in Portugal which led to the position of mânging FC Porto in 2002. He was hugely successful when guiding the team to win the Primeira Liga, Portuguese Cup, the UEFA Cup in 2003 and subsequent seasons.

His next position at Chelsea was also remarkable with winning six trophies in three years. However, after a severe conflict with owner Roman Abramovich, he left the club in 2007.

After that he became coach at Inter Milan with relative success before moving on to Real Madrid. In 2012, he led Real Madrid to its first La Liga title after 4 long years. Then, he returned to Chelsea from 2013 to 2015 before moving on to coach Manchester United team in 2016.