Just being myself and just trying to be honest with them. Even to say to a player, ‘I don’t count on you next season — I want to sell; I want you to leave’. I don’t send messages by any person. I’m always direct with them. They always need to feel that you care about them. I try to be a friend, but at the same time, they know that a job is a job.
José Mourinho, on having a “secret bond” with his players [+]