feeling blue Jose Mourinho in emotional interview as he admits he misses football
Aug. 18, 2019
Jose Mourinho appeared close to tears during an interview as he admitted he missed football.
The ‘Special One’ was sacked by Manchester United in December after leading the Red Devils to their worst ever Premier League start.
Mourinho has also managed in Spain and Italy as well as his native Portugal and has been linked with a host of top jobs in football owing to his remarkable record of success. having won 25 major trophies over the course of his career.
But it appears as though the continued absence from the game is starting to get to the 56-year-old.
Mourinho said: “I was just enjoying. The moment I went to professional football was when I had the click.
“Now, it’s serious, it’s serious stuff and it has been serious stuff until now. Non stop.
“And now I stop, and instead of enjoy it, I can’t really enjoy it. I miss it.”
The video of the interview was widely shared on social media and prompted a response from one of his former players at Chelsea, Cesc Fabregas, who urged Mourinho to ‘come back soon’.
Mourinho, who also counts Real Madrid and Inter Milan among his former clubs, recently signed with Sky Sports for the season as a pundit and revealed before Manchester United’s demolition of Chelsea he still has ‘the fire’ to manage at the top level.
He said: “This is basically the first time I have time to think, the first time I am in (home town) Setubal at the end of July or beginning of August in more than 20 years.
“I have some time to think, to rethink, to analyse and what I feel is exactly that ‘Ze’ is full of fire!
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“My friends tell me ‘enjoy your time, enjoy your July, enjoy your August, enjoy what you never had’.
“Honestly, I can’t enjoy. I am not happy enough to enjoy.
“I miss my football, I have the fire, I have a compromise with myself, with people that love me, with so many fans that I have around the world, so many people that I inspired.”
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