With Louis van Gaal being sacked by Manchester United on 23 May, it is now widely expected that former Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho will take over at Old Trafford. The Portuguese manager was sacked by Chelsea in December, following a catastrophic defence of their Premier League title.

Over his two spells in the English game, Mourinho has won three league titles, one FA Cup, three league cups and one FA Community Shield. However, he has also caused significant controversy in his press conferences and on the touchline, resulting in many charges and fines from the FA.

The 53-year-old has also been involved in a number of rivalries with other managers across his career, most notably Arsenal's Arsene Wenger – who he once branded a "specialist in failure" – and incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

Ahead of his expected appointment, IBTimes UK has picked out the best quotes from the 'Special One'.