Jose took charge of Chelsea and formed a new managerial team in which RuiFaria played a crucial role, like he has for the best part of Mourinho’s 20 year career.
The Portuguese duo enjoyed success during spells at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and at Real Madrid. In an interview, he emphasized that Rui is “more than ready” to lead European teams to success. Mourinho also stated that although he is enjoying being right hand but he possess all the right tools to become his “successor”.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with BT Sports, “Mourinho said: “I don’t like the word disciples because I don’t want to put all of them in the same dimension. If one day I have to speak about disciples, the real one is the one who has been with me since 2000.
“The one who has more potential than any other one. The one that if he wants to become a manager tomorrow, he’s more than ready to do it at the highest level. But he’s the one that simply is enjoying so much to be what he is.
“If one day I have to choose my successor, if you want to use that word, the one that I really feel thinks like me, is adapted to my way of leading and way of coaching.
“He is the one with more similarities with me, even with some traces of personality. It’s my assistant RuiFaria.”