Jose Mourinho is a popular Portuguese former football player and football manager. Jose Mourinho is best known for managing several famous football clubs.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Jose Mourinho was born on January 26, 1963, and is currently 58 years old. Born in Setubal, Portugal, Jose holds Portuguese nationality. He is from a Christian family and his birth sign is Aquarius. Talking about his family, Jose was born to his father Jose Manuel Mourinho Felix, and his mother Maria Julia Carrajola dos Santos. His father was a professional football player and his mother was a teacher by profession. Likewise, there is no information regarding his siblings.
Moving towards his educational details, there is not much information regarding it. His mother took him to a business school but Jose dropped out on his first day and focused on sports. As a result, he joined the Instituto Superior de Educacao Fisica (ISEF) and the Technical University of Lisbon to study sports science.
Professional Life and Career
Jose got the opportunity to work as the youth team coach at Victoria De Setubal in the early 1990’s, which was later followed by the position of assistant manager. Similarly, he also got the chance to work as an interpreter for the famous coach, Robson. The team FC Porto appointed Robson as head coach and Jose moved with him as his assistant. The team reached the semi-finals during the 1993-94 UEFA Championship League, won Taca De Portugal (1993-94), the Portuguese Championship (1994-96), and the Portuguese Super Cup (1994-95).
Jose and Robson then moved to Barcelona. The duo helped Barcelona to successfully win European Cup Winners’ Cup. After Robson moves to a new club, Jose was appointed as the new head coach of Louis Van Gaal. Under his coaching, Barcelona won La Liga twice.
In September 2020, Jose joined Benfica as a manager. After serving for short time, he joined Uniao de Leira in 2001 as a manager and helped the team to progress. On January 23, 2003, Jose joined as the manager at Porto. With his managing, the poor playing Porto secured 11 wins in 15 matches at the end of the season. Likewise, Jose also helped the team to win Taca de Portugal, UEFA Cup, Portuguese Super Cup, the Primeira Liga, UEFA Championship League, and many others.
Jos later joined Chelsea as the highest-paid manager. However, he left Chelsea on September 20, 2007, due to some disagreements. Then, he joined Internazionale (Inter Milan) 0n June 2, 2008. Jose helped the team to win several cups under his 3-year contract.
Jose moved to Rewal Madrid on May 28, 2010, and helped the team to win La Liga Cup. Moreover, in June 2013, he returned to Chelsea. The team won the Premier League and the Football League Cup under him. Jose also signed a three-year contract with Manchester United on May 27, 2016. Likewise, he helped the team to win EFL Cup and the Europa League.
Net Worth and Achievements
The super talented Jose has gained a satisfactory amount of money throughout his career. According to the online resource, Jose has an estimated net worth of $120 million US dollars. He earned this huge amount from his coaching career, managing career, and endorsement deals.
Talking about his achievements, Jose has won several awards in his career. He won “Onze d’Or Coach of the Year” in 2005. Similarly, he is the IFFHS World’s Best Club Coach for 4 years. His other awards include “Serie A Coach of the Year” (2009-2010), “BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award” (2005), “Manager of the Month (November 2020), and many more.
Jose Mourinho got married to his girlfriend Matilde “Tami” Faris in 1989. The couple first met in Setubal, Portugal. The couple also shares a daughter named Matilde (born in 1996) and a son named Jose Mario Jr. (born in 2000).
Being a sportsman, Jose has maintained a fit and healthy body. Jose is 5 feet 7 inches (1.74m) tall and weighs around 74 kg (163 lbs.). Similarly, he has black hair with a pair of dark brown eyes. However, his other body measurements are not available.
When it comes to his social media handles, Jose is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 82k followers on Facebook, a huge 2.2 million followers on Instagram, and over 61.7k followers on Twitter.