Jose Mourinho is perhaps one of the most famous soccer coaches in the world today. He has won dozens of awards, and turned teams such as Chelsea, Inter Milan, and Manchester United into powerhouses of sport. There is nearly no person on the planet who has not heard of these teams. And there is only one reason for this fame – the coaching style and intense drive to win of the Mourinho, who coached every single one of these teams to international success and superstardom. It appears as if he can go to any team in the world and, with the snap of his fingers, turn them into winners.
But this was not always the case. It took a lot of hard work, perseverance, and his fair share of failures for Jose Mourinho to truly realize his potential. Growing up in a wealthy football family, when his parents lost it all he had to build himself up from scratch, finding any avenue he could in order to succeed. But he always kept his eyes on the prize, and he has an incredible story to share because of it. This is the true story of perhaps the most colorful personality in all of football.
[post_page_title]From a line of soccer players[/post_page_title]
Jose Mourinho was born to be a soccer player. In fact, his entire family was involved in the soccer industry in his native Portugal. Born in the Lisbon suburb of Setubal, Jose grew up in the shadow of his soccer playing father José Manuel Mourinho Félix, a goalie for Portuguese teams Vitória de Setúbal and Os Belenenses. His mother’s family was also involved in the sport, as her uncle built the Vitória de Setúbal soccer stadium. However, the family lost its social standing upon the removal of dictator António de Oliveira Salazar. The family had supported the dictator and his corporationist policies, but upon his removal from power, the family lost everything except a home in Setubal.