Tuesday, 14th August, 2012
After being nicknamed the ‘Special One’ during his stint in England with Premier League giants Chelsea, Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho believes that the nickname should be now modified to the ‘Only One’.
The former Inter coach is one of the only managers to have won titles in three different leagues. He has picked up the Premier League title with Chelsea, the Serie A title with Inter and La Liga with Real Madrid.
It is for this reason that the Portuguese manager believes that the ‘special’ from his nickname should be replaced with ‘only’.
"In England, I was introduced as the ‘Special One’”, recalled Mourinho.
“Thankfully, things have continued to go well and, like it or not, I’m the only one who has won the English championship, Italian and Spanish”, said the Real Madrid manager with a smile.
"Therefore, I think the ‘Special One’ should now be transformed to the ‘Only One’”, he added in an interview with Portuguese television network SIC.
However, the former FC Porto coach insisted that his achievements have humbled him and he is less egocentric now.
“Having won almost everything, you become less selfish and egocentric”, said Mourinho. “I always liked the joy of others more, of those around me”, he added.
The Portuguese manager will start his third season with Real Madrid at the weekend and the club’s faithful will be hoping that he can add another Champions League trophy to his list of achievements this season – it would be the Spanish side’s tenth European Cup win.
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