José Mourinho is a Portuguese football coach who now coaches Real Madrid. According to numerous pundits, footballers and coaches, he is one of the greatest coaches in modern football.
José began his football career as a player but due to various circumstances he chose the position of a coach. Mourinho began as an assistant coach in Benfica. He also worked in Sporting and Porto and afterwards – in Barcelona.
In 2000, he was appointed head coach of Benfica. In 3 months he joined Leiria to lead the team to the 5th place in Primeira Liga. In 2002, he signed a 3-year contract with Porto and won the national championship, Taça de Portugal and the UEFA Cup in his first year. And in the next season Mourinho also won the UEFA Champions League.
2004 was remarkable for Chelsea FC due to signing of a new coach and in almost 3 years of work he won the Premier League twice and the Football League Cup complemented by the English FA Cup which became the team’s first in 50 years.
In the middle of 2008, Mourinho joined FC Internazionale and led the club to victory in Serie A in his first season and next year he won the first ever ‘treble’ for the Italian football with the Italian championship, Coppa Italia and the UEFA Champions League. This victory was the first one for the club in last 45 years and Mourinho became the third coach ever to win two UEFA Champions League titles with two different teams. In 2010, Mourinho became FIFA World Coach of the Year.
In 2010, he was appointed head coach of Real Madrid CF. In his first managerial year they won Copa del Rey – the first one in 18 years. And it was coaching Real Madrid that made him the first coach to be in the UEFA Champions League semifinals with 4 different teams.