The Special One set to appear in Dubai

18/12/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Bob Brunskill
The Special One set to appear in Dubai

Jose Mourinho will be one of the guest speakers at the 7th Dubai International Sports Conference on December 28th and 29th.

The Real Madrid manager - who is widely referred to as "The Special One" thanks to his amazing achievements as a coach - will share his vast footballing knowledge with the audience at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel.

Mourinho is one of the most charismatic and controversial managers in the world and he seems to make a massive impact everywhere he goes.

He first shot to fame when he led FC Porto to the Uefa Champions League title in 2004 - a feat that landed him a job at Chelsea.

The Portuguese coach guided the Blues to the Premier League crown - ending the dominance of Manchester United and Arsenal in the process.

In 2008, Mourinho went to Italy to take over from Roberto Mancini at Inter Milan and he soon became the first coach to ever take three separate teams to Uefa Champions League semi-finals.

He lifted the trophy again in 2010, as Inter secured a famous victory over Bayern Munich in Madrid.

Mourinho has since moved to the Spanish capital to take the reins at Real Madrid and he has now secured the La Liga trophy.

The Special One clearly lives up to his nickname and the fact that he is set to appear in the UAE is a major coup for the country.

He will be joined by a host of recognisable names, including Russia coach Fabio Capello, Barcelona left-back Eric Abidal and Atletico Madrid sensation Radamel Falcao.

The conference is aimed at raising awareness of sport in Dubai and chairman of the organising committee Mohammed Al Kamali believes that Mourinho will be a wonderful guest speaker.

"This is a man of experience in the world of football management. He has taken coaching to a different level and many coaches who have worked under him are today successful in their careers due to what they have learnt from Jose Mourinho," he remarked.