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FIFA interview with Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho, coach of Real Madrid, in an interview with FIFA.com

There is no doubt Jose Mourinho leaves an indelible mark wherever he goes. Just ask followers of Porto, the team he guided to UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League glory in successive seasons, or Chelsea, with whom he masterminded back-to-back Premier League triumphs. Nor must we forget his exploits with Inter Milan, who became Italian and European champions last season under the Portuguese’s guidance.

Now at the helm of Real Madrid, where he has been charged with ending Barcelona’s La Liga dominance, the 47-year-old made time for a full and frank interview with FIFA.com.

Don’t miss the second part of this interview, scheduled for Tuesday 23 November, which includes Mourinho’s views on the upcoming clásico with Barça.

FIFA.com: Jose, how would you define your coaching style? Is the high esteem your former charges hold you in the best calling card you could wish for?
Jose Mourinho: The players miss me and I miss them. I’ve left behind some true friends at my former clubs and that’s something which transcends the game of football. Missing someone and caring about them is normal amongst friends, just as it’s only natural to hope things go well for your former charges, people who you’ve shared a dressing room with and experienced matches together.

Does it bother you when you’re negatively portrayed in certain sections of the media?
Only those who work with me know who I am, while only my friends and my family know me well. Has anybody who knows me ever said any of these things which I’m so freely accused of?

When you were appointed Real coach you said you’d need time to bring your project to fruition, but early results have been impressive. Are you ahead of schedule?
Real Madrid are playing well, I’d even go so far as saying very well in certain games. But my team aren’t the finished product yet, we’ve still got a lot…READ MORE HERE