The highlights of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's book launch
Published 15/10/2015 | 21:56
Jose Mourinho on Thursday night hit out at the Football Association, Arsene Wenger and revealed he does not expect to finish his career at Chelsea - just three highlights of a media conference at Waterstones Piccadilly to promote his book MOURINHO.
Here Press Association Sport looks at some more:
On the Football Association's punishment - a £50,000 fine and one-match suspended stadium ban:
"Every word I say is a big risk for me. I am happy that I don't have an electronic tag. I think it's not far from (that). I also think that £50,000 in the world where we live today is an absolute disgrace. And I also think that the possibility of getting a stadium ban is also something absolutely astonishing."
On perceived inconsistencies in the FA's disciplinary process, mentioning Wenger in all but name:
"There is something that, now, we know. One, we can push people in the technical area. The word 'afraid' is a punishment, and a hard punishment. But to say the referee was 'weak and naive', referring to one of the top referees, not just in this country, also in Europe, to call him 'weak and naive' we can do."
On his future:
"If you ask me how many years I'm still going to coach, I'd risk 15 more. I'm in the middle: I did 15, I have 15 more to do. I'll finish at 67. Maybe later if I can. Can I stay 15 more years at Chelsea Football Club? I don't think so. I don't think modern football allows it any more, so normally I will not finish my career at Chelsea. I would like to, but I don't think it's possible."
On a future book, insisting it will include more titles, which he celebrates by showing the number of successes on his hands:
"The next book would have lots of chapters. The first one will be the moment I'm living now, with four defeats in eight Premier League matches, with two defeats at home which is more than the defeats I'd had in the previous 100 matches at home. But, for sure, it'll be a book with lots of good moments, lots of cups, lots of trophies. I think I wrote it (in) there: I still have two fingers, but I have feet. So I don't think I'm going to be just 10 times a champion in my career. I have feet."
On the photo at Old Trafford, when Mourinho's Porto beat Manchester United en route to winning the 2004 Champions League: "That photo represents a dramatic change in my career. It's a picture which put me in the eyes of the football world. I was standing before the ball hit the net and I was fast. I'm still quite fast, but at that time I was even faster. It was a great run and an iconic picture in a moment that changed my career."
Mourinho wrote next to the picture that the following day he "had two big English clubs knocking on my door. A blue and a red." The "red" is believed to be Liverpool. He says now: "Don't try to find controversy in such a clean book. It's gone. It was 10 years ago."
Ahead of his second Chelsea chapter, Mourinho wrote "Tradition says: 'Don't go back to a club where you were happy before'. Perfect - another challenge is exactly what I wanted!". He says he has no regrets: "I'm so happy to be back, so happy to do what we managed to do last season. And we want to do more. Obviously I'm not going to run away from the moment. The results are bad, but I'm not going to run away from it and I believe more good moments are going to happen again. I signed a new contract a few months ago. When I signed it was not to run away from responsibilities, but to work and fight and wait for the results of our work."