Jose Mourinho – His full name is José Mário dos Santos Félix Mourinho, born in 1963 into a middle-class family in Setubal, Portugal. He has a son, Maria Julia Mourinho. His father was also one of the professional soccer players for Vitoria de Setubal, Belenenses and used to wear the colors of the Portuguese football team.
His mother was a teacher of an elementary school. Basically, Mourinho is from a well-off family. However, with the fall of Estado Novo’s António de Oliveira Salazar regime in April 1974, Mourinho’s family lost everything apart from an estate in the Palmela region.
According to the general assessment that Mourinho is a sociable child, full of competition, his mother encouraged him to strive to achieve success by his own efforts.
Associated with his football career in Lisbon, Porto, Mourinho often had to leave his son. However, he always tried to spend time with his father, even as a teenager, by any means to watch football matches on the weekends. At the same time, his father moved on to coaching, and Mourinho became a soccer student, watching training sessions and visiting rival teams.
Mourinho wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. Becoming a footballer, he joined the youth team of Belenenses. After graduating with honors, he played at Rio Ave, Belenenses and Sesimbra, but in fact Mourinho did not become a professional player, because of the lack of speed and the necessary strength.
When he realized his weaknesses, he chose to pursue his dream of becoming a true coach. Mourinho’s mother had other thoughts, enrolling him in an economics school. He went to school there, but also dropped out on the first day and decided to focus on sports, choosing to study so he could stay at the Instituto de Educação Física Superior – Lisbon Technical University, studying sports science.
Mourinho had been teaching physical education at various schools for many years, earned a diploma and always scored high throughout the course. After attending the Coaching Course organized by the English and Scottish Football Federation, then former Coach Andy Roxburgh noticed the effort, focusing on every detail of the young man who Portugal.
Accordingly, Mourinho has rediscovered how to determine the role of coach in football by mixing coaching theory with psychological techniques and athletic skills.