Murray wants to learn from Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

June 20, 2015 2:27 pm

Murray wrote on his Instagram page: “Great catching up with Jose after my match today. He loves his tennis. #Queens”

While Murray must be extremely relived about managing to go past Muller to edge into the semi-finals at Queen’s on Friday night, he seemed to be happier on meeting Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho later that day.

Mourinho, who masterminded Chelsea’s double success last season after winning the Premier League and League Cup, was a special guest at the ATP tournament in Kensington.

Andy Murray has said he wants to learn the secrets of Jose Mourinho’s success as the former Wimbledon champion fine-tunes his challenge to regain the All England Club title.

“I haven’t met him long enough or in a situation where I could do that,” Murray said.

“But I’d love to chat to him about those things to understand what it is that makes him great.

“The consistency of his success is pretty incredible really.”

The Chelsea manager is a keen tennis fan and the Portuguese coach has regularly been spotted at the Grand Slam and the ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 since his return to England.

“I said to him that this was a slightly better performance than the last time he came to watch me, which was at the O2 finals last year when I played against Roger (Federer),” he said.

“I think he seems to be quite interested in tennis. He spent a few days obviously this week and maybe will come tomorrow or on Sunday.

“So, yeah, I met him a few times when I had my back surgery, I did a lot of my training and rehab in the Chelsea training ground near to my house. I met with him a few times and he’s a fun guy.”

While Murray has a good rapport with Mourinho, he stopped short of grilling the boss about transfers, in particular Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech’s proposed move to Arsenal.

“It looks like that’s pretty much done now. No, I actually didn’t ask him about that!”

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