Ian Wright has rather surprisingly admitted that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will always be considered as the ‘special one’.
The Portuguese boss famously called himself such when he first arrived to England to join Chelsea having just won the Champions League with Porto.
Mourinho was heralded as a brilliant tactician following his exploits with the Portuguese team and continued to enjoy success with the London club.
His time at Inter Milan and Real Madrid were also considered to be positive with his ability not coming into question until his return to the Blues.
Following his sacking after winning the title on his return to Stamford Bridge, Mourinho was suddenly labelled as outdated but Wright believes no one can ever consider him as anything but special.
According to the Sport Review, Ian said to BBC Radio 5 Live: “Jose will always be the special one. To win the Champions League, you have to be the special one.”
The pundit’s claim is rather different to what many others have been saying about Jose, particularly when it comes to Manchester United.
Despite his successes in pretty much every club he’s managed, the tactician has been doubted with claim’s of his methods being lost in the modern world.
With Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City all playing exciting, attacking football, Jose Mourinho‘s United put in dire performances on the counter-attack.
While at the start of the season both the club and manager were heralded for blowing teams away, both have suddenly found themselves under question.
There were no complaints of Mourinho’s tactics when the Red Devils were cruising past teams but now that there have been some questionable results, he’s been beaten with a stick at every opportunity.