Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Special One Walks Out

"Look, we're not entertaining? I don't care; we win."
- Jose Mourinho


Jose Mourinho has left Chelsea. The Special One has stepped away from one of the greatest club teams in international soccer. Wow. Let's hope he comes back somewhere soon so that we can enjoy his various quips and touches of wisdom.

Here are some gems:
  • Please don't call me arrogant, but I'm European champion and I think I'm a special one.
  • If I wanted to have an easy job...I would have stayed at Porto - beautiful blue chair, the UEFA Champions League trophy, God, and after God, me.
  • Pressure? What pressure? Pressure is poor people in the world trying to feed their families. Working from dawn till dust just to feed their young. There is no pressure in football
  • Young players are a little bit like melons. Only when you open and taste the melon are you 100 percent sure that the melon is good.Sometimes you have beautiful melons but they don't taste very good and some other melons are a bit ugly and when you open them, the taste is fantastic.

3 comments:

rc said...

I am definatley going to miss hearing his one liners after the games on the EPL Review Show, always the highlight of the show. You have to love the juevos of a guy who ranks him only slighly begind God.

I remember Johan telling us about pressure..."Pressure is when you are coaching a team in a small stadium in South America, and your family is in the stands, and the lights go out, that's pressure..." Or something to that affect...

retired said...

sign him up for the USMNT!!!!!!!!!!!

wilablog said...

That's a great Johann memory. And damn straight about the US MNT. That Bradley guy has got to go :-)