He is the only manager to have won league titles in England, Italy and Spain. In barely a decade he has won 21 major trophies, sparked unprecedented acclaim and controversy and become a sporting phenomenon.
As Jose Mourinho approaches his 50th birthday, a new documentary from ITV Sport examines the methods and the mindset, the contradictions and the complexity of the man who has rewritten the rules of engagement for the 21st century football manager.
Starring the man himself, and featuring unseen archive and interviews, 'Mourinho' traces the Special One’s decade of dominance. The documentary features a rare, in-depth interview with Sir Alex Ferguson – the man Jose calls ‘The Boss’.
Heading an A-list supporting cast, Sir Alex offers his own compelling insight into Mourinho’s talent, his personality and their special rivalry. Ferguson also answers one big question: what are the chances of Mourinho succeeding him as the next manager of Manchester United?
Mourinho’s managerial proteges Steve Clarke and Andre Villas-Boas analyse how their former boss changed the game in Portugal and England, and reveal the truth about the real Jose they know away from the cameras.
Further poignant insight comes from the late Sir Bobby Robson – Mourinho’s mentor – and there are candid contributions from Inter Milan President Massimo Moratti and former Arsenal, Inter and France legend Patrick Vieira.
'Mourinho' is an unmissable profile of the greatest football coach of the 21 st century – a man, the programme reveals, who is determined to become the greatest manager of all time.
The premiere of 'Mourinho' will air on ITV4 at 10pm on Monday 3rd December.