Jose Mourinho has spoken of his pride at having a street named after him in his native Setubal.
Mourinho was honoured at a ceremony in his hometown on Tuesday, and attended the grand unveiling of ‘Avenida Jose Mourinho’.
The Portuguese spoke fondly at having his achievements in football recognised.
“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 here 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.
“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.”
The mayor of Setubal, Maria das Dores Meira, added: “Here, on Jose Mourinho Avenue, it is Setubal that lives and affirms itself. This is a tribute of a city and a county that want to perpetuate this special name which today is one of the best-known arteries of the city.”