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Mourinho is back and his tongue is sharper than ever

July 3, 2009

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has interrupted his holidays to remind soccer fans what they have been missing in the month since the end of the season.

The outspoken Portuguese, whose side are favourites for a fifth straight scudetto this term, has far from mellowed while lying on the beach.

Here’s his latest amusing rant from the Gazzetta dello Sport about the discipline of different nationalities in soccer.

“The Brazilians are the most difficult and ill-disciplined. If you organise a meeting for 10, they don’t care if you let them enter or not. The English arrive at 9.55, the Italian, even if he comes at 10.01, arrives in a hurry and is fed up.

The Portuguese are there at 10 or 9.59. A Frenchman, who is always right, comes at 10 but thinks there was no actual reason to be punctual. Russians arrive at 10, not a minute before and not a minute after. They need to be guided.”

Looking at who he worked with at Chelsea and Inter, can you guess who he is referring to?

Roll on the new season…

Comments

what a managera super footballlegend

Posted by love | Report as abusive
 

You should translate the original Portuguese interview, lots more good stuff in there.

Posted by ty | Report as abusive
 

He needs a lot more than just a sharp tongue!

 

Africans? Adriano obviously was late Maicon And whats this winger going to West Ham?

Posted by ed | Report as abusive
 

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