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Porto silverware most important for Chelsea boss Mourinho

Porto have a special place in the Special One’s heart.

Jose Mourinho may have collected plenty of trophies in England, Italy and Spain, but the Portuguese ranks the silverware garnered with Porto as his greatest achievements.

The 51-year-old, who was named Portugal’s Coach of the Century in his homeland, won two league titles, the Uefa Cup and the Champions League with Porto. He also pocketed the Portuguese Cup and Portuguese Super Cup.

After leaving Portugal, he won the English Premier League twice in his first spell with Chelsea, before claiming two Serie A crowns with Inter Milan and a La Liga triumph with Real Madrid.

Mourinho, who was in Estoril to pick up his latest award as the Portuguese Football Federation celebrated its 100th anniversary, said: “Obviously the titles 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 football.

“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.

“I also would dare to challenge, in a risky way, the next Portuguese coach to win a Champions League with a Portuguese team playing with a majority of Portuguese players who can feed the national team as Porto did at the time of Euro 2004.

“If so, I will give him this trophy."

Source: Mail Online

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