Jose Mourinho has explained why he is no longer the ‘Special One’ after giving himself a brand new nickname.
The Portuguese has led to Tottenham to second in the Premier League this season, and many consider them genuine title contenders once again.
Mourinho became known as the ‘Special One’ after he gave himself the label when he arrived at Chelsea in 2004.
The tag has stuck with him ever since – but he says it’s time for a rebrand.
"The 'Experienced One.' I am very experienced," Mourinho replied when asked how what he would call himself now.
"Basically everything that happens to me in football now is deja vu, is something that has happened to me before.
"There are jobs that you need a special fitness condition like a football player. A 40-year-old does not have the same potential like a 20-or 30-year old, unless you're Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
"Coaching you just need your brain, an accumulation of experiences and knowledge can only make you better."
A brilliant partnership between Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min have been crucial to Spurs’ recent upturn on form.
And Mourinho insists their excellent friendship is the key to their on-pitch success.
"I think it started with the relationship that they have," Mourinho added.
"They are good friends, they like to play on each other. They just want to win and to perform, there is no space for jealousy.
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"Sonny is a very fast player, likes to attack spaces, and Harry is amazing with the ball and when he drops back, he is a player with high quality."
Tottenham are back in action on Saturday when they host Manchester City in a 5:30pm kick off.
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