Huffpost UK Sport uk

Jose Mourinho, Real Madrid Manager, Asks To Be Called 'The Only One'

Posted: Updated:
JOSE
"Only me." | Getty Images

Jose Mourinho was known as "the Special One" whilst with Chelsea in the Premier League, now the Real Madrid coach wants to be known as "the Only One".

Upon his arrival at Stamford Bridge in 2004, the recent Champions League winner with Porto proclaimed in his first press conference: "I think I am a special one".

But now the Portuguese, who is preparing for the club's Supercopa de España clash with Barcelona next week, wants his nickname to change.

"Like me or not, I am the only one who won the world's three most important leagues. So, maybe instead of the 'Special One', people should start calling me the 'Only One'," Mourinho said in an interview with Portuguese television channel SIC.

Mourinho, who won two Premier Leagues, two League Cups and an FA Cup with the Blues between 2004 and 2007, has brought the Copa del Rey and Primera Liga to the Santiago Bernabéu in his two seasons with Los Blancos.

Around the Web

Mourinho: Call me the 'Only One'

Jose Mourinho says he obviously shouldn't have poked Tito Vilanova in the eye

Mourinho now wants to be the Only One

Mourinho calls La Liga best, predicts close race

Jose Mourinho & Iker Casillas Talk Real Madrid, Champions League and Ronaldo