Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho Is Streets Ahead but He's Not a Special One

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho Is Streets Ahead but He's Not a Special One

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JOSE Mourinho has dismissed his famous 'Special One' title as 'bull****'.

The United manager revealed his true thoughts on the tag that has followed him for more than a decade during a ceremony in his home town of Setubal.

Mourinho was back in Portugal this week after having a road named after him. It was the 54-year-old who declared himself the Special One when taking over at Chelsea in 2004. Having led Porto to a shock Champions League triumph, he said during his first press conference at Stamford Bridge: "Please don't say I'm arrogant, because what I say is true. I am European champion... I think I'm a special one."

The name has followed him ever since - as well as the trophies.

But speaking at the unveiling of the newly-named Avenida Jose Mourinho, he revealed a more humble side to his personality. …

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