Mourinho believes he’s the best

Former Inter coach Jose Mourinho believes he should be the front-runner for all major individual accolades for the year 2010. Mourinho, now coaching Real Madrid, led Inter to a historic treble last season, thus ending a 45-year wait for Inter’s third European Cup.
The Portuguese tactician is one of the front-runners in the FIFA Ballon d’Or coaching category but it’s widely tipped that Spanish World Cup winning Coach Vicente del Bosque will scoop the accolade. Mourinho, however, is in no doubt he should be the recipient of the prize, and told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Me, I’ve made my choice. 11 months work, 57 matches played, three titles including the most important of all, the Champions League. I have won everything, I could not do any more than that, equally so for the players.”
The Special One also believes that Wesley Sneijder should win the inaugural FIFA Ballon d’Or ahead of Andres Iniesta who netted the winning goal in the World Cup final. Sneijder played a pivotal role in Inter’s success last season but Mourinho fears that performers in the World Cup will overshadow those prior to the finals.
“If the winner is Andres Iniesta, who unhappily was not able to play for the first five months of the year because of injury, but after that played six matches and scored a goal in South Africa (winning goal in the World Cup final), then anything can happen in the year of a World Cup final, and the rest counts for nothing.”
Finally he praised Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whom he coached for one season at Inter. Ibra left Inter for Barca last season but is now adorning the red and black of rivals Milan and his new Club are sitting proudly at the top of the Serie A standings.
“I am only sorry that they didn’t get to know the real Ibra, the one at Barca wasn’t him and I don’t know why. But he is a phenomenon. I don’t know if you understand: he has won nine League titles in a row in nine seasons with five teams.”

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