-- After Mourinho's Porto beat Alex Ferguson's Manchester United in the Champions League last 16 in 2004 (press conference)

"You would be sad if your team gets as clearly dominated by opponents who have been built on 10% of the budget."

-- Mourinho modestly announces his arrival at Chelsea in 2004 (press conference)

"Please don't call me arrogant because what I am saying is true. I'm European champion, so I'm not one out of the bottle, I think I am a special one."

-- Speaking about his tense relations with Barcelona after being presented as Real Madrid coach in May 2010 (press conference)

"Barca are great rivals and we respect them. If I am hated at Barcelona, it is their problem but not mine. Fear is not a word in my football dictionary."

-- After Chelsea won the Europa League in 2013 under Rafael Benitez, a bitter rival (press conference)

"I don't want to win the Europa League. It would be a big disappointment for me. I don't want my players to feel the Europa League is our competition."

-- Mourinho on football mind games (interview with World Soccer December 2004)

"When I face the media before or after the game, I feel it is part of the game. When I go to the press conference before the game, in my mind the game has already started. And when I go to the press conference after the game, the game has not yet finished."