JOSE MOURINHO wished his son Jr a ‘special’ 22nd birthday and shared brilliant throwback pictures of the aspiring coach.
The managerial legend uploaded a series of snaps on Instagram and captioned the post: “2-2-22 is a special day for a special birthday.
“My Man is 22 years old. Have a great day. Love you.”
The Roma boss shared pictures of his son through the years, as a baby, teen and now adult man.
One picture showed Jose Jr in the Manchester United dugout during a week of work experience in 2018.
He then had to deliver a tactical analysis of what was wrong with his father’s side as part of his course.
Mourinho once revealed: “In a period of a few bad results one day, he comes up with some analysis on my team — obviously suffering because Dad wasn’t doing well.
“We had lost to Watford and Manchester City, I think, and he came with the stats of the team. I showed them to my assistants and I told them, ‘Be careful as one day this boy will take one of your places’.
“But in fact I compare him with me at his age, where I would try to do the same sort of things for my dad — of course with different technology methods, but analysis from a kid aged 16 then.”
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Jose Jr was also an able goalkeeper and spent three years on Fulham’s books before being released in 2017.
His dad is now enjoying life in Italy, where Roma sit sixth in the Serie A table.
Ex-Chelsea and United manager Mourinho moved to the Italian capital after being fired by Tottenham.
But he rejected the chance to move back to England after being approached by Everton, who later confirmed Frank Lampard as Rafa Benitez’s replacement.
By: Jack Figg
Title: Jose Mourinho wishes son Jose Jr a ‘special’ 22nd birthday and shares brilliant throwback snaps of aspiring coach
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/17516811/jose-mourinho-son-jose-jr-birthday-coach/
Published Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2022 08:13:29 +0000