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José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix was born in 1963 to a large middle-class family in Setúbal, Portugal, the son of José Manuel Mourinho Félix, who was known by the name Félix Mourinho, and wife Maria Júlia Carrajola dos Santos.
His father played football professionally for Os Belenenses and Vitória de Setúbal, earning one cap for Portugal in the course of his career.
His mother was a primary school teacher from an affluent background;her uncle funded the construction of the Vitória de Setúbal football stadium.
The fall of António de Oliveira Salazar's Estado Novo regime in April 1974, however, led to the family losing all but a single property in nearby Palmela.
His mother enrolled him in a business school, Mourinho dropped out on his first day, deciding he would rather focus on sport, and chose to attend the Instituto Superior de Educação Física (ISEF), Technical University of Lisbon, to study sports science.
He taught physical education at various schools and after five years, he had earned his diploma, receiving consistently good marks throughout the course.
After attending coaching courses held by the English and Scottish Football Associations, former Scotland manager Andy Roxburgh took note of the young Portuguese's drive and attention to detail. Mourinho sought to redefine the role of coach in football by mixing coaching theory with motivational and psychological techniques.
Mourinho met his wife Matilde "Tami" Faria, born in Angola, when they were teenagers in Setúbal, Portugal, and the couple married in 1989. Their first child, daughter Matilde, was born in 1996.
The Premier League Manager of the Season is an annual association football award presented to managers in England.
Mourinho joined Chelsea in 2004 and led the club to the League Cup and their first league championship for 50 years in his first season. Followed up with the league title again in 2006. His results were embodied in winning the title of Premier League Manager of the Year both in 2005 and in 2006.
Mourinho was ranked No.9 on the list of Most Influential Men published by AskMen.com.
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Mourinho's Spanish Supercopa victory in 2012 made him the first man to win the national Super Cup in four different countries.
Jose Mourinho unveiled his new book, discussing his career and recent events in detail. The book transpires the love that Mourinho had for all his teams, but also the struggles he has been through since the start of his journey in soccer.