“I have learned so much tactically – as much as I have in my entire lifetime!
“I want to be in the names of the best strikers in the world when they’re ranking the strikers.
“I think after my career I can sit back and look at the things that I’ve done. I want to be able to say I’ve done everything I can, I’ve left it all out there, I’ve worked as hard as I could.”
Indeed, Mourinho has plenty of ammunition to deliver a good sales pitch given the hoard of top-class strikers he has managed during his esteemed managerial career.
Abraham is merely the next in a long line of talent to receive his guidance which includes Didier Drogba, Karim Benzema and Samuel Eto’o.