Jose Mourinho is one of the most entertaining people in sports.
His arrogance and charm have had the media clinging onto his every syllable since his proclamation of being "the Special One".
Read on to see Mourinho's Top 10 quotes this season.
With so many managers in world football sitting on the fence for this particular debate, it's great to see Jose Mourinho chiming in with his thoughts on the matter.
Trust Mourinho to be typically confrontational, showing no fear in offering his two cents (via The Guardian).
"Cristiano Ronaldo is fantastic. I will not compare him with Messi, we're talking about two great players. I will say this year Cristiano Ronaldo has been better."
And of course...he backs his own man.
Not only does he think Cristiano Ronaldo has been the better player this season, but he also thinks all of Lionel Messi's goals were worthless (via as.com).
"Messi scored 50 goals that were worth nothing, in the same way that last season Cristiano scored 42 that didn't achieve anything"
Because Barcelona have, so far, yielded no trophies, Jose Mourinho is happy to express his opinion that no one should bat an eyelid at Messi's insane exploits this season.
In the very same sentence Jose Mourinho utters to discredit everything Lionel Messi has done this season, he takes the opportunity to profess his own opinion (via as.com) on who should win the Ballon d'Or:
"Cristiano [Ronaldo] has to win the Ballon d'Or, not because he was the highest goal scorer, which he already was last season, but because his goals were worth a title."
Mr. Mourinho has caused quite a storm with these comments, leading to some figures coming out to defend Messi's honour (via Goal.com).
The press have always had a strange relationship with Jose Mourinho—they hate his sarcastic comments but thrive on his incredible self confidence and arrogance.
The Spanish press in particular never took to the man himself and he feels he's treated differently (via Goal.com) to his players.
“As you Spanish are world champions, your friends in the press protect you ... like the goalkeeper”
"The goalkeeper" in this case is Iker Casillas, a World Cup winner and other half of Spanish sports journalist Sarah Carbonero.
Following on from Jose Mourinho's accusations of press protection, the coach rounded on Sergio Ramos and asked why he wasn't fulfilling his defensive responsibilities.
When Ramos replied that he had to mark a different player as the evolution of the move required him to do so, Mourinho pulled this cracker out (via goal.com).
"What? So now you’re playing at being coach?"
Classic intolerant Mourinho!
Before Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League clash against CSKA Moscow, Jose Mourinho reportedly referred to the match officials as "faggots".
While this is inappropriate at the best of times, he happened to say it during the "International Football v Homophobia Campaign Week" (via livescoretv.com).
Known for being defiant, defensive and at times rude to the press, it was no surprise to see Jose Mourinho back central defender Pepe in public after a stamp on Lionel Messi.
In a typically relaxed manner, the Real Madrid manager pulled this one out of the bag (via goal.com):
"But he has said it was not intentional and I believe him. If any of you think he is a liar, say it."
Jose Mourinho seems to have fully embraced the La Liga rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
So much so, he felt it necessary to indicate his competitive edge with the Blaugrana would not be diminished (via The Guardian) by the resignation of managerial counterpart Pep Guardiola.
"Knowing with absolute certainty that next season, however much our other [La Liga] opponents improve, Barcelona will be our great rival for the Spanish title. For us it changes nothing."
Mourinho is a Madridista!
Real Madrid fans were left bitterly disappointed when their team bowed out to Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semi final.
Not only was it an opportunity to re-establish themselves in a competition they've lacked pedigree in for a decade, but also a chance for Jose Mourinho to meet his old club Chelsea in the final.
The Portuguese tactician was clearly gutted at being knocked out, citing the reason (via Real Madrid) for which as follows:
"It's our fault because we would have used different players in our previous game if we weren't fighting to win the league title."
Basically, beating Barcelona just three days previously took it out of his men, leaving nothing left in the tank for the big semi final occasion.
It's called squad rotation, Jose, and your squad is one of the biggest in world football.
Saving the best for last, here's one that really stings (via Metro).
During the second leg of the Spanish Supercopa final at the very start of the 2011/2012 campaign, Real Madrid had Barcelona under a lot of pressure and performed well despite eventually losing out.
In what some might view as a bitter remark, Jose Mourinho lashed out at the Blaugrana and labelled them a small, time wasting club. Classic.