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José Mourinho

Published: Tuesday 1 July 2014, 16.35CET
Chelsea FC
José Mourinho
José Mourinho returned to Chelsea in June 2013 ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 1 July 2014, 16.35CET

José Mourinho

Chelsea FC

Date of birth: 26 January 1963
Nationality: Portuguese
Coaching career: SL Benfica, UD Leiria, FC Porto, Chelsea FC (twice), FC Internazionale Milano, Real Madrid CF

• A former teacher, Mourinho had spells working at Sporting Clube de Portugal, Porto and FC Barcelona as a coaching assistant in the 1990s.

• As coach, had a brief, nine-game stay at Benfica and a highly successful tenure at Leiria before really making his mark after arriving at Porto in January 2002. In his first full season, 2002/03, Porto won the UEFA Cup and a domestic double. The next year they retained their league title and claimed the UEFA Champions League with a 3-0 defeat of AS Monaco FC in Gelsenkirchen.

• Joined Chelsea in 2004 and led the club to the League Cup and their first league championship for 50 years in his first season. Followed up with the league title again in 2006, and both the League Cup and FA Cup in 2007 but left the club that September.

• Joined Inter in June 2008 and in his first campaign retained the Scudetto, a feat the Nerazzurri repeated in 2009/10 when they also added the Coppa Italia and the UEFA Champions League title, their first European crown since 1965.

• Victory at the Santiago Bernabéu was Mourinho's last act as Inter coach before he joined Madrid on a four-year deal. His first season featured the club's first Copa del Rey victory in 18 years and his second brought the Liga title; also led Madrid to three successive UEFA Champions League semi-finals, equalling Sir Alex Ferguson's record of seven last-four appearances, before returning to Chelsea at the start of June 2013.

Last updated: 22/07/14 13.26CET

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