Roma tactician Jose Mourinho will be coaching in his 1,000th competitive match as a professional coach when the Giallorossi play Sassuolo in Serie A on Sunday evening, but he admitted to not giving it much thought until recently.
The 58-year-old has achieved success with the likes of Porto, Chelsea, Inter, and Real Madrid, and he believes that developing experience has helped him throughout his coaching career.
“The goal is always to win the next match,” Mourinho told Lusa.
“I never thought of reaching 1,000 games, nor did I ever count them or worry about it. But when they told me there were eight or nine missing, then I noticed it and started to do the math. 90,000 minutes, plus injury time …
“It’s so many! But nothing has changed in me, in my essence as a person or a coach. Everything that happens gives me a feeling of ‘deja vu’, it seems that everything has already happened to me and nothing surprises me.
“After all, this is the value of experience, a capital that many tend to devalue, but which, both in football and in life, has a very great value.”