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Mourinho Recalls African Star Imitating Him At Inter

Former Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho recently recollected how an African star used to imitate him in the dressing room during their days with Serie A giants Inter Milan.

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Having been at the helm of a number of top European clubs which include successful spells with FC Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United, the Portuguese manager commented on the importance of having the right approach in the dressing room with his players.

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"This is a very important and serious business, but when we are in our free time, we all have a laugh, a joke," Mourinho told RT in his role as a pundit.

“When you are training, you are in two hours where you need a focus, you need to try to replicate what you do in training in a match, so training for me is a match.

"But then you have the pre-training, the after-training, you have the meals, the meetings, you travel, hotels, of course, there is space for that (fun), you need that."

The Portuguese manager then revealed how former Ghana international Sulley Muntari used to leave his teammates in hysterics by mimicking the two-time UEFA Champions League mentor in the dressing room.

"One story, I just met my Inter (Milan) guys in the (exhibition) match that was played at Tottenham, my guys from 2009-10.

"Lots of stories were coming, and one came where they knew between them that Sulley Muntari, of course without me, was doing imitation, and he was really good. But he never did it in front of me.

"One day, when we won the Italian cup final against Roma, they thought, ‘now Sulley, you have to show him what you have been doing for months and months.’

"So imagine a player doing the imitation of the manager. Of course everybody laughed a lot.

"When then relation is good, you spend your time much better."

Mourinho enjoyed a highly successful two years with Inter, most notably guiding the Serie A giants to a treble of trophies consisting of the Scudetto, Coppa Italia and UEFA Champions League titles in the 2009/10 campaign.

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Do you consider Mourinho to be the best coach in the world? If not, who is? Have your say in the comments section below.

 

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