#1: The 15 Year Plan | 31 May 2014
Please do not call me arrogant, because what I say is true: I think I am the special one.
I have won seven league titles in four different countries. I have won the Champions League with two different teams, I have won twenty-one trophies. I am the best.
This is not arrogance, this is the truth. You cannot dispute this. It is a fact.
At some point in the future, people die. And before people die, people's careers die. I've decided that my career must die in fifteen seasons.
I will retire from football, retire from the game I love when the season finishes and I am sixty-five years old.
That is it, that is Mourinho...finished, sixty-five.
My career will have been a failure unless I am universally recognised on paper as the best coach that the footballing world has ever seen.
I have some objectives, and unless the objectives are met before I am sixty-five then I cannot go into my grave and say that I have been a success. I do not need anyone put pressure on me, I put pressure on myself.
I am fifty-one, right now - that gives me 15 seasons to become the greatest manager of all time, there is no doubt, it will be done. I cannot fail.
The objectives in my 15 year plan are noted below.
I want to win the Champions League more times than any other coach. In this moment, I have two. Bob Paisley has three.
I want to win the domestic league in every major European country. This is England, this is Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Holland and Portugal. I need to win the German Bundesliga, the French Ligue 1 and the Dutch Eridivisie for this to be 'mission complete'.
I want to win the World Cup with my home country, Portugal.
I want to win the UEFA Champions League with an English club.
For a coach of my capabilities, for a coach of my record – these are not unrealistic objectives. You may read this and say that I am punching over my weight.
'Jose, don't be so stupid', and so on.
Maybe this is true, but these are your opinion.
Sometimes you do see the ugly man with the beautiful woman, and it's not because she fancies him, but because he has the capability to do things that the beautifal man cannot.
Thankfully, I am a beautiful man with the capabilities of the ugly man.
Mourinho and winning, like father and son. A bond, that cannot be broken.
2014: AS Monaco | Sacked
2014-15: FC Barcelona | 2014/15 La Liga Champions | End of Contract
2015-: Borussia Dortmund