The former Porto player Candido Costa remembered his conversation with coach Jose Mourinho before the start of the arc for the “Port” of the season 2003/2004:
“I had a great role in the U-21 team, but the first team I played. Himself in front of Mourinho and told him I wanted to go on loan to Derby. In response he said, “Candido, you can be called retarded.”
I left and when I came back the next year, then Mourinho went to Chelsea. Seeing as Porto have won the Champions League, I realized that Jose was right.”
Previously, Hristo Stoichkov has debunked the myth that Mourinho worked as a translator at Barcelona.