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José Mourinho ‘proud’ to have road named after him in Portugal

Manchester United manager attends ceremony in home town of Setubal

Manchester United manager José Mourinho is flanked by his mother Maria Julia Santos and Setubal mayor Maria das Dores Meira during the inauguration of the Avenue José Mourinho in his home town of Setubal, Portugal on Tuesday. Photograph: Rui Minderico/EPA

José Mourinho has had a road named after him in his home town of Setubal in Portugal.

The Manchester United manager attended a naming ceremony for “Avenida José Mourinho” in the coastal town just south of Lisbon on Tuesday.

Mourinho, 54, was honoured for his work in football, which has included successful spells as manager of Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

According to United’s website, Mourinho told reporters: “If you ask me, if I’m grateful, excited and proud, yes of course I am.

“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 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.”