Jose Mourinho Chelsea

The Special One really has the gift of the gab!

Jose Mourinho is a great manager, there's no doubting that, but there's one thing he's better at than winning titles...mind games! 

Over the years, Jose has managed to pitch up a tent in most of the Premier League managers' heads and get them over-thinking everything. 

And now the Special One has taken his mind games abroad, making some pretty tongue-in-cheek comments about poor old Rafa Benitez. Mourinho was responding to some quips made by Benitez's wife, who claimed her husband was tidying up the mess made by the Chelsea boss during his time at Real Madrid, when he said - as reported by the BBC: "The only club where her husband replaced me was at Inter Milan, where in six months he destroyed the best team in Europe at the time.

"If she takes care of her husband's diet, she will not have any time to talk about me." OUCH! 

It's not just mind games Mourinho has managed to play over the years, he's also been responsible for some proper comedy gold while keeping a pretty straight face... for the most part.

So, here are five more great quotes from Mourinho to make your gloomy summer day a little bit brighter.

1. Having a go at Guardiola's 'cheating' 

"One day I would like Josep Guardiola (then coach of Barcelona) to win this competition properly.

“If I tell Uefa what I really think and feel, my career would end now. Instead I will just ask a question to which I hope one day to get a response: Why?”

2. Having a dig at Arsene Wenger 

"I think he is one of these people who is a voyeur. He likes to watch other people. There are some guys who, when they are at home, have a big telescope to see what happens in other families. He speaks, speaks, speaks about Chelsea."

3. What pressure is 

"For me, pressure is bird flu. I'm feeling a lot of pressure with the problem in Scotland. It's not fun and I'm more scared of it than football."

4. Eggs... (no really!)

"Omelettes, eggs. No eggs, no omelettes. And it depends on the quality of the eggs in the supermarket. They are class one, two or three and some are more expensive than others and some give you better omelettes. When the class one eggs are not available you have a problem."

5. The best of the best

“Please don’t call me arrogant, but I’m European champion and I think I’m a special one.”

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