Jose Mourinho is guest to the Leadership for Sustainable Success conference held in Istanbul. The prominent manager of Real Madrid has answered questions at Istanbul Çırağan Kempinski. Jose Mourinho News Live
Istanbul / NationalTurk – Jose Mourinho , arguably the best active manager in the world, has participated at a conference named ‘ Leadership for Sustainable Success ‘ and answered questions from Turkish media and businessmen.
Notably there were no Turkish managers present at the conference. Ex Turkish Footballers İbrahim Üzülmez and Tümer Metin and 34 years old active player Koray Avcı were to be seen at the Ciragan Kempinski auditorium. Members from various Turkish construction companies and sports reporters have shown great interest into the conference organized by a Turkish real estate investment company.
Jose Mourinho praises Fatih Terim
The ceo of the construction company joked and said ‘ may be we can give the penthouse here to Mr Mourinho, if he accepts to be the manager of Galatasaray when i would be the chairman at the club’, after Jose Mourinho pulled the cloak upon a cardboard model of the latest poject of the company. Jose Mourinho answered then ‘ Galatasaray doesn’t need me ‘ They have got an excellent manager in Fatih Terim’.
Jose Mourinho speaks at the conference on Leadership
Some of Jose Mourinho’s answers from the conference
Question : How is the morale of yours when you lose ?
Jose Mourinho : Not bad, when i am with my family afterwards. I ‘m a man of balance, i say to myself that was not something i wished and then i’ll get over it ..i focus on winning the next one..
Q : What’s your opinion on our players [ the Turkish players at Real Madrid ]
JM : They just could not start the season well, while their taemmates had been at the training grounds, they went from one surgery to another. There are more Turks than Spaniards at Real at the moment and all of them are good guys, we’ll see the coming season will be good for them.
Q : Your reactions at the field draw a lo of attention ?
JM : I am a socially shy person. I belong to Football, my place is there. Do i have two personalities ? Yes, i do. But this is not being insincerity changed by emotions. I am a trainer, my reactions rely on sitiuations. good or bad..Barcelona games..My job is to get the best performance out of my players and emotions is no part of it only reactions. I feed on the games atmosphere. I will not be influenced by a roaring crowd of 90000 against you. There are many ways to be a good leader. It would be wrong to say ‘ my leadership is the best ‘. I am a good listener i care what my staff says.
Q : 2003 you have been offered the managing seat at Fenerbahce Istanbul. Why did you make the error of not accepting it ? ( the question was asked by Acun Ilıcalı, a prominent Turkish Tv producer and host and a Fenerbahce fan )
JM : I was young then….Fenerbahce was the first team coming up with an offert to me then, i had to pass the offer, i was with Porto back then and we just had won the UEFa cup, i wanted to stay there…and i stayed at Porto and we won the Champions League next year.
Q : How does a leader approaches his players, does he listen to what they say ?
JM : Every single of my players are valuable to me. I listen to them all, but i make the final decisions and am responsible for that decision.
Q : How do you make the squad selections? By feelings, by numbers and stats or according to recent performances ?
JM : Numbers show what you want them to show you. Everbody is a football expert, a pundit nowadays. But the truth is far from it, they do know nothing about football. What counts is decision making and an analytical observation at the toughest moment. The Munich-Chelsea game for instance ..Statistics are reducing the unknown..I prepare my team with assistance from statistics, but once the game kicks off i alter the plans.. a good knowledge of the game, logic and sentimentality replace the previous tactics.