Press Box Confidential – Episode 4 out nowEpisode 4 of Press Box Confidential is out now. Paul McCarthy is joined by Matt Dickinson of The Times and the Telegraph's Jason Burt to discuss Jose Mourinhho, who has certainly lived up to his self-appointed title of The Special One since first arriving in England nearly 20 years ago. Listen here: https://play.acast.com/s/press-box-confidential/4.thespecialone
Mourinho Tribute To ‘Phenomenal’ DrogbaChelsea forward Didier Drogba will be the guest of honour at the 2015 Football Writers' Association Tribute Night at the Savoy Hotel, London.
Here, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reflects on Drogba the player and the person.
MOURINHO HONOURED ON SPECIAL NIGHT AT SAVOYPhotography: Action Images
The Special One became The Perfect One as Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was honoured at a star-studded Football Writers' Association gala tribute evening at the Savoy in London.
A SPECIAL HONOUR FOR JOSÉ MOURINHOThe Football Writers’ Association are pleased to confirm José Mourinho will be honoured at the annual Gala Tribute Evening at the Savoy, London, on January 19, 2014.
The Chelsea manager said: “I am delighted that the FWA have chosen me. When I see who the association have honoured over the years I realise how much it means to be alongside so many of the greats of English football.”
IRELAND BEWARE: “HE THINKS AND ACTS LIKE A KID,” SAID JOSE MOURINHO – IS MAD MARKO EUROPE’S MOST CONTROVERSIAL PLAYER?HE BORROWED A TEAM-MATE’S BENTLEY AND IT WAS STOLEN
HE CYCLED INTO A GOLF CART
HE CALLED HIMSELF A CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNER BUT NEVER PLAYED IN THE FINAL
HE WAS INJURED PLAYING WITH HIS DOG
...AND WAS INVOLVED IN A NIGHT CLUB PUNCH-UP DEFENDING HIS BROTHER
OH, AND HE’S GOOD FRIENDS WITH BALOTELLI
I would have loved to referee El Clásico – Graham PollBy CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
Nothing, we are told, can ever be guaranteed in football but it can be said with absolute confidence that the next el clásico matchup of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona and Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid on Saturday will see the good, the bad and the ugly of what Pele called the beautiful game. Boring it will not be. Maybe, just maybe it will be 0-0 but football writers covering the game will not be struggling to fill their allocated wordage or searching for an angle, not with a game involving most of the 10 best players in the world ...