Besides the cringeworthy, barely concealed subtext of playing the lovestruck teenager who just discovered puppy love for the first time, Daily Mirror correspondent Clemmie Moodie's quite enjoyable interview with Jose Mourinho is an intimate, personal affair.
While I don't think any of the information revealed is exactly new or unexpected -- I can't imagine a world where Jose Mourinho likes or endorses selfies, for example -- it's always nice to hear a reminder that he isn't in fact an arrogant troll-robot sent from outer space (or Portugal; whichever), who makes children run wind-sprints in the backyard or who steals his neighbors' newspaper and doesn't pick up after his dog. Away from football, away from his job, he's just a normal husband, father, friend: The Incredibly Ordinary One!
"I have my professional work and I have my family life. I am not the kind of guy with a social life and I am so happy the way I am."
"The secret in everything is love. If you are successful in football, it is because you love football. If you are successful in any job, I believe it is because you are in love with that job and if you have a successful family it is because people are in love with each other. Love is the basic."
-Jose Mourinho; source: Mirror
Just like John Lennon said, all you need is love.
Be sure to read the rest of the interview over at the Mirror. You'll learn about such
special incredibly ordinary things as getting a tattoo with his wife's name and not being that guy (you know, that one) at his son's football matches. Also, you should leave him alone when he's eating dinner at a restaurant on when he's trying on new trousers at the store.
h/t: tjoyg, whose FanShot first brought this to my attention