Hello and welcome to my very first blog for Yahoo. Today, I’m delighted to announce that I have signed with Yahoo as their Global Football Ambassador for 2014. I’m very excited that I will also be working as an exclusive analyst for Yahoo’s worldwide football coverage including the FIFA World Cup 2014.
The reason I have chosen to partner with Yahoo is simple. I want to connect with millions of football fans around the globe, and teaming up with Yahoo as well as Tumblr lets me reach a huge audience from Brazil to the US to the UK - whether they are in front of their computers or on their smartphones or tablets. I only associate with the best, and this is both an exciting and prestigious opportunity.
So what can you expect to see from me over the next year? I plan to bring my unique commentary and passionate point-of-view, some new insight into my own daily world through photos and video – and have a lot of fun at the same time! Football is a way of life for millions of fans across Yahoo and they’re always looking for something different. I want my editorial coverage and analysis to bring a new edge to football news and debates.
So let’s get ready! 2014 is going to be a great year for football – the Premier League is shaping up to be one of the most exciting title races in years, and the World Cup is being held in one of the most passionate football cities in the world. Yahoo is the only place where you can get up-to-the-minute news, scores, and my own personal views. You might not always agree with me, but I promise you, it’ll always be interesting!
Mourinho Archive: Sep 2004- At the beginning of his first season in charge at Chelsea, José signed a host of players including Michael Essien, Tiago, Didier Drogba (pictured), as well as moving to bring Ricardo Carvalho and Paolo Ferreira from his previous club FC Porto. The challenge was to beat Arsenal’s ‘invincibles’ who had won the title the previous year, managing to go the whole 2003/04 season unbeaten. Arsenal and Manchester United started the season strongly, but by Christmas, José had Chelsea top of the Premier League, and successfully into the knockout stages of the Champions League.
“Please do not call me arrogant because what I say is true. I’m European champion, I’m not one out of the bottle, I think I’m a special one.“
Mourinho Archive: Jun 2004- In a press conference shortly after joining Chelsea, José left the English media with a soundbite that would follow him throughout his career. The ’Special One’ became one of the highest paid managers in World football, and with Chelsea, bankrolled by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, and having disposed of previous manager Claudio Ranieri after a high spending, trophy-less year, there was real pressure for José to return immediate silverware.