Roma’s coach Jose Mourinho has revealed in an interview that he will miss the match day routine if he decides to end his illustrious coaching career. However, he hopes he can be at the dugout for a very long time.
Jose Mourinho has been coaching at the highest level since 2000 when he was appointed the manager of Benfica to replace his Boss Jupp Heynckes after the fourth week of the Primeira Liga. the Portuguese have previous hints he would retire when he turns 60 or 65. Mourinho has two years remaining on his contract at Roma.
What did Mourinho say?
In an interview with L’Osservatore Romano, per Football Italia, Mourinho said:
“On the way to a match, I mean leaving the hotel, getting off the bus, arriving at the stadium, the walk to the dressing room, the walk from the dressing room to the pitch before the start of the match, there is a lot of spirituality in all of this,”
“It is never a routine, no matter how many times you play in the same stadium, and you always do the same route, it is a moment that has something that you can’t see, but that you can feel a lot. I think it is of enormous beauty and I think that the day I stop coaching, which I hope will not be soon, will be perhaps the thing that I will miss the most.
“To feel this dimension that takes me in directions that I have never shared with anyone, and that today perhaps I share for the first time. Walking towards the game and talking to Him [God].”
|Benfica||20 September 2000||5 December 2000||11||6||3||2||15||9||+6||54.55|
|União de Leiria||1 July 2001||23 January 2002||20||9||7||4||34||20||+14||45.00|
|Porto||23 January 2002||2 June 2004||127||91||21||15||253||96||+157||71.65|
|Chelsea||2 June 2004||20 September 2007||185||124||40||21||330||119||+211||67.03|
|Inter Milan||2 June 2008||28 May 2010||108||67||26||15||185||94||+91||62.04|
|Real Madrid||31 May 2010||1 June 2013||178||128||28||22||475||168||+307||71.91|
|Chelsea||3 June 2013||17 December 2015||136||80||29||27||245||120||+125||58.82|
|Machester United||27 May 2016||18 December 2018||144||84||32||28||242||120||+122||58.33|
|Tottenham||20 November 2019||19 April 2021||86||44||19||23||166||103||+63||51.16|
|Roma||1 July 2021||Present||43||24||8||11||78||51||+27||55.81|