The Special One

The self-proclaimed 'special one', Jose Mourinho has landed on his feet since getting sacked by Tottenham, being announced as Roma's manager from next season. This week Tomo and Tommy chat about why his special one powers might be fading.

Episode Notes

Jose Mourinho has been appointed Roma manager from the start of next season. The 58-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the three-time Serie A champions.

"The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I cannot wait to start next season," said Mourinho.

Mourinho was recently dismissed after 17 months in charge of Spurs following a poor second half of the season in which the north London club slipped from the top of the table to outside the European places.

Vocabulary

Expectation
the act or state of looking forward or anticipating.
"Having arrived to such high expectations, Mourinho leaves Tottenham in seventh place, and he has not won them a trophy."

Palpable Discord
Palpable = being ability to feel something
Discord = disagreement; dispute; no harmony being people or things
“There obviously seemed to be a palpable discord between manager and players and we feel it was time to act."

Compensation
rewarding someone for service or by making up for someone's loss, damage, or injury by giving the injured party an appropriate benefit.
"He will receive around £16 million in compensation from Tottenham Hotspur."

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