Mourinho has appeared in a promo video for the TV channel RT dedicated to the 2018 World Cup. For the video, the coach learned a phrase in Russian: “This is Russia, play with your soul”.
In addition to Jose Mourinho, a few Russians who are the pride of the country also took part in the video.
Among them were the ballet troupe of the Mikhailovsky Theater, the Russian national synchronized swimming team, chess grand master Sergey Karjakin, four-time freestyle football champion Igor Oleynik, gymnast Ekaterina Selezneva, hockey club HC Dynamo forward Vladimir Bryukvin and cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko were featured in the video.
Jose Mourinho is the head coach of the English club Manchester United. He was awarded the title of "Coach of the Year" by FIFA in 2010.
For almost a decade, from 2003 to 2012, Mourinho was winning at least one major football tournament each year.
The legendary coach will participate in RT’s special programs devoted to the 2018 World Cup, as well as share expert opinions and forecasts of the results of the tournament’s matches with the audience.
Russia will be hosting the FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 15, 2018. Games will take place in a total of 11 cities, including Moscow, Kazan, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd and Yekaterinburg.