The special one! Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho gets street named after him

The special one! Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho gets street named after him

- A road in Jose Mourinho’s hometown of Setubal has been named after him

- The Setubal mayor said it was done to honour Mourinho's countributions to football

- Mourinho was joined at the ceremony by his mother Maria Julia Santos

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has received a special honor as a road in his country Portugal has been named after him.

The United manager attended the ceremony in Portugal as the local authority decided to rename the former Rua da Saude road on the seafront as 'Avenida Jose Mourinho' in recognition of his achievements in football.

Afterwards, the former Chelsea manager, Mourinho spoke of his great pride and the love he has for the town of Setubal.

Portugal names street after Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho

Mourinho poses with a plaque in his honour at the street. Photo: ManUtd.com

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"If you ask me, if I'm grateful, excited and proud, yes of course I am. I say yes to everything," he told reporters.

"But I still want to come to Setubal and be who I am. I come to Setubal because I love Setubal. I have my mother and I feel closer to my father.

"I come to Setubal because my children have never lived here and love Setubal as much or more than I do."

The three times English Premier League Champion added: "Setubal remains the only city where I feel like myself, where I feel [like]

"Ze Mario [his Portuguese nickname], where I walk on the street and people treat me like I like to be treated."

He was joined at the ceremony by his mother Maria Julia Santos and Setubal mayor Maria das Dores Meira, who was full of praise for the United boss.

Setubal announced their intention to name the road after Mourinho back in 2013, when the town marked his 50th birthday.

Jose Mourinho has no English Premier League fixture to look forward to this weekend as top leagues across Europe are on hold for the International break.

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