Jose Mourinho will be given a special honour, the Tribute Award, by the FWA at the annual Gala Tribute Evening this January.
Mourinho will be younger when he receives the award than sir Alex Ferguson was in 1996 or Arsene Wenger was in 2005. Current QPR boss Harry Redknapp was the last active coach to win the award in 2009.
Mourinho has already made a significant impact on the football world during his spell as a top flight European coach winning European Cups with two different clubs and back-to-back titles with his current side, Chelsea.
“I am delighted that the FWA have chosen me. When I see who the association have honoured over the years I realise how much it means to be alongside so many of the greats of English football,” said the Chelsea boss.
Mourinho also holds the world record for the longest period of time a manager has been in charge of sides that haven’t lost home games; eight years and 362 days.
There is tremendous optimism from Chelsea fans that Mourinho will be the man to not only maintain their recent success but also transform the club from top to bottom, moving Chelsea forward into the next generation of football.
He’s also a coach that has been tipped by many different sources, fans and media like, as the only current manager who can catch the silverware records of the recently retired Ferguson.
This really is a terrific achievement when considering Mourinho could have at least another 20 years left in the tank with 20 pieces of silverware to boast about already in his career.
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