Jose Mourinho has given himself a new nickname stating that he no longer wants to be called the ‘Special One’.
Jose Mourinho has been managing in the Premier League since 2004, and he admits that his nickname of the ‘Special One’ is now outdated.
The legendary Portuguese tactician has led Tottenham to second in the Premier League this season, and his team is considered as title contenders.
Mourinho became known as the ‘Special One’ after he gave himself the label when he arrived to much hype and fanfare at Chelsea in 2004.
The ‘special one’ tag has stuck with him ever since .
But on Thursday November 19, he revealed he should be called a new name.
“The ‘Experienced One.’ I am very experienced,” Mourinho replied when asked by journalists what he would call himself now.
“Basically everything that happens to me in football now is deja vu, is something that has happened to me before.
“There are jobs that you need a special fitness condition like a football player. A 40-year-old does not have the same potential like a 20-or 30-year old, unless you’re Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
“Coaching you just need your brain, an accumulation of experiences and knowledge can only make you better.”
A brilliant partnership between Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min has been crucial to Spurs’ recent good form in the league but Mourinho insists their excellent friendship is the key to their on-pitch success.
“I think it started with the relationship that they have,” Mourinho added.
“They are good friends, they like to play on each other. They just want to win and to perform, there is no space for jealousy.
“Sonny is a very fast player, likes to attack spaces, and Harry is amazing with the ball and when he drops back, he is a player with high quality.”