Stoichkov: “Someone made up that Mourinho was a translator”

first_imgIn 1996, Bobby Robson arrived in Barcelona accompanied by a young and unknown José Mourinho. The English coach only lasted a year in Barcelona, ​​but his second coach made a place for himself in Louis van Gaal’s coaching staff for subsequent years. However, word of mouth transformed Portuguese into a translator, more than in a 33-year-old coach, soccer analyst and every day more prepared to tackle the jump to a bench as a reference. He has talked about it Hristo Stoichkov, in statements collected by the Portuguese media Record. The then-footballer of the Barcelona’s first squad highly valued Mourinho’s stay at the Camp Nou: “He arrived at Barça and he was José. Someone made up that he was a translator, but that was a mistake. He worked in the fields and knew everything. He was a our coach and he’s a great friend“He was not without reason. Later, Mourinho remained linked to the Blaugrana bench. So until 2000, when he terminated his contract. At the time, Bobby Robson, his mentor, offered to accompany him on the bench for Newcastle United, but decided to reject the proposal. His first adventure as head coach soon came, in the Leiria and then in the Benfica. Since then, they have been endorsed by two Champions, with Inter and Port, and a total of 28 titles.last_img