I found it very interesting to read this interview with Jose Mourinho in the Esquire Magazine. Surely Mourinho is a controversial man, easy to dislike, but there is no doubt he is a genius as a football coach, most notably that so many players adore him. It is fascinating to read about that in the interview. But more than anything, I admire his reflections on the "relevant irrelevance" of football: "Football is emotion. No more than that."
Yesterday Mr. Mourinho displayed great emotion when he was expelled from the pitch when his team Chelsea lost to Aston Villa.
What ever one may think of the controversial Mr. Mourinho, he is a rare species in the world of football: an intelligent man.