Six examples that show how Jose Mourinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are very much alike
The stage is set and the lights are about to go on. As Chelsea prepares to travel to Paris to take on Paris Saint-Germain for the first leg of UEFA Champion’s League round-of-16 tie, the spotlight is bound to shine the brightest on two individuals, in particular. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and PSG’s 33-year-old superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.While the football match is supposed to be of the paramount interest, it’s hard to ignore the sheer proportion of the two personalities in question. Two massive egos, enough to eclipse the Eiffel tower is set to clash tonight at Paris.The two men, despite their apparent differences, seem to have more in common. Both are outspoken, fearless, slaves-to-their-own-whims and often misunderstood. The two share a lot of respect for each other dating back from their days together at Inter Milan, but you can be sure that no quarter will be given tonight out of respect. Why? Because that is what they are – Obsessive-Compulsive winners.As the two egos of epic proportions set to square off at the shores of the French Capital, we take a look at two massive personalities in all their glory, differences and similarities.
#1 The Special One vs The God
Perhaps no-one told Zlatan and Jose that humility is the trademark of a successful man. In fact, they seem to do success just fine without sobering them up with humility.
Both Zlatan and Mourinho, throughout his career have won a host of trophies and individual awards and have always found time to thank themselves for their achievements.
In this video, the Portuguese manager has no qualms over naming himself ‘The Special One’ after signing for Chelsea following his Champions League win with Porto. The charismatic manager went on to win two Premier Leagues, one FA Cup, two League Cups and one FA Community shield during his first stint as manager at the Stamford Bridge.
In this video, Zlatan, when quizzed over Sweden’s chances in the 2014 World Cup playoffs says, “Only God knows.”
The journalist wanted a response from Zlatan and replied, “Well it's a bit hard.”
He asked and he received, Zlatan handed him his much sought after response saying, “You're talking to him now.”