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Marco Materazzi, who played for Inter Milan between 2001 and 2011, rubbed shoulders with José Mourinho at one point in his career. Years later, the former Italian footballer reveals details of the Portuguese coach’s personality trait. Coach, father, friend, the 2006 World Cup winner spoke very highly of the Special One.
“I’ll tell you what Mourinho is, clearly. The ability to do everything. Coach, family man, a friend to play with, but who gets angry with you if you don’t behave like a friend. The ability not to have children or stepchildren. He was particularly hard on those with a strong character. He didn’t accept compromise. He hit the right keys, yours, the deepest and, above all, those of his enemies. He multiplied your energy, and that made you feel stronger than everyone else,” Marco Materazzi told La Gazzetta Dello Sport.