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Jose Mourinho named Portuguese Coach of the Century

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has a new and extremely impressive honour: he's been named the Portuguese Coach of the Century. Before you ask whether they mean the 20th or the 21st centuries, both of which would be a little bit weird, it's useful to know that the Portuguese Football Federation was founded in 1914, so the award is really for being the best Portuguese coach ever. Which is still pretty impressive.

His success in bringing a Champions League title to Porto is a big part of the reason he got the award, and Mourinho was mostly talking about that extraordinary run in 2004:

Obviously the titles that I won with Porto in this context are the most important in my career because they were titles won with a Portuguese team for Portuguese soccer. With Porto it was a unique case because that was winning a Champions League final with nine Portuguese players. Would I like to see it happen again? Yes I would, yes.

Source: Mail.

I'd be ok with that happening so long as Chelsea get a few more between now and then. Fortunately we have the manager to do it -- congratulations to Jose, and here's to continued success. Can he be Portuguese coach of next century too? Or maybe even Premier League manager of the month at some point?

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