The Portuguese tactician has revealed he was feeling nervous ahead of his one thousand game as a professional coach

Jose Mourinho has revealed he was afraid to lose his 1000 game as a professional manager after he guided Roma to a last grasp winner.

The Portuguese began his coaching career with Benfica in the year 2000.

However, the experienced coach gained the spotlight four years later, after he led FC Porto to a famous Champions League glory in 2004.

Porto convincingly beat Monaco 3-0 as Jose laid his hands on his first European trophy.

Following the success in his hometown, Mourinho joined Chelsea.

Mourinho 1000 game
Mourinho 1000 game

Known as the ‘Special One’ he turned the fortunes of Chelsea, guiding the Blues to their first ever Premier League title in his maiden season.

His presence in the Premier League was a thorn in the flesh for Manchester United. Again he led Chelsea to another English top-flight title in the 2005/06 season.

In 2008, Mourinho joined Italian side Inter Milan, in Serie A, he became the first manager to lead an Italian club to win three trophies within a single season.

He guided Inter Milan to an unprecedented treble after winning the 2010 UEFA Champions League title, the Scudetto and another domestic title.

Jose later had stint with Real Madrid, where he became the first manager to clinch 100 points in a single season.

And in 2014, he re-joined Chelsea, winning yet another title in the 2014/15 campaign.

He later had a spell with Manchester United before an unsuccessful tenure at Tottenham Hotspurs in the Premier League.

However, as experienced as he is, Jose landed another top job in Italy with As Roma.

At Roma, in his first three games, Jose picked up all maximum points.

His third was his 1000 game as a professional manager.

And after running like a kid following an injury-time winner, Jose revealed he was afraid to lose.

What he said:

“I told everyone lies! I had been saying to the team for days that this 1000th game was not important to me. But I had an incredible fear of losing! Luckily we won and I was running like a child today because I was feeling 12 years old, not 58”.

Mourinho 1000 game


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