Jose – Call me ‘Only One’

The tactician became the only coach to win the top three leagues in European football when he lifted the Spanish title with Real Madrid last season.

This followed two title wins in Italy with Inter Milan and a brace of titles in England with Chelsea, while he also lifted the title twice with Porto in his native Portugal.

The 49-year-old was nicknamed the ‘Special One’ by the English press after referring to himself as just that, during a news conference following his arrival at Chelsea from Porto in 2004.

But now he believes he deserves a new label.

Only one

“Like me or not, I am the only one who won the world’s three most important leagues. So, maybe instead of the ‘Special One’, people should start calling me the ‘Only One’,” Mourinho said in an interview with Portuguese television channel SIC.

In the interview televised on Monday, he admitted that, as his career has progressed, he has become less focused on his individual goals.

“Things have been going well for me, thank God. I am focused on others much more these days. The pleasure of winning (the UEFA Champions League) with Inter Milan was seeing a club which had not won for 50 years winning again.

“That is what entices me more and more, instead of pursuing individual goals.”

Real Madrid kick off their 2012-13 campaign against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup on August 23.

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