Whether you love him or hate him, there is no denying that Jose Mourinho is a great source of entertainment in the world of soccer. The self-anointed “Special One” is not one to shy away from controversy, and due to the astonishing success he has achieved at clubs that include Real Madrid, Porto, Inter Milan and currently at Chelsea, he is constantly in the limelight. He is charismatic but certainly knows how to ruffle a few feathers, and this has seen him come out with many classic quotes over the years, earning him as many critics as he has admirers.
10. “They brought the bus and left the bus in front of the goal.”
Mourinho guided Chelsea to the Premier League title in the 2004/05 season, but a challenging fixture in September against Spurs caused Mourinho to lash out at Tottenham’s approach to the game. After the match finished 0-0, he would state “as we say in Portugal, they brought the bus and left the bus in front of the goal. I would have been frustrated if I had been a supporter who paid £50 to watch this game because Spurs came to defend.” Whilst he makes a valid point, and it can be frustrating to see teams adopt this tactic, it is a little rich coming from him as his teams are famous for “parking the bus” and the term has become synonymous with his Chelsea team. Mourinho is a very tactical manager, and often against the bigger clubs you will see his team sit back and defend for 90 minutes.