The former Manchester United manager was at Queen’s Club on Saturday to watch Murray training ahead of his doubles quarter-final alongside Feliciano Lopez.
“I try to come most years but wasn’t able to until now, but this is a good moment, because Andy plays,” Mourinho said.
“It’s nice for a sportsman like him in a special moment of his career, it’s nice for him to know that the one’s that always supported him in the big moments, we also support him in these moments where he is showing what a man he is.”
“With his age, with everything he has already won he needs to be really special, in love with the game, and ready to make the effort he is making to be back. That’s fantastic, and if he can evolve to play singles again at the highest level, that would be amazing.”
Tennis is Mourinho’s second favourite sport to watch and has regularly attended Wimbledon, a trait shared with Sir Alex Ferguson.
“I shed tears when Murray won Wimbledon, yes, it’s true, because for these boys Wimbledon, Roland Garros and these tournaments are like the Champions League for us.
“I would love all the football players to cope with responsibilities the way these guys do it. In football you can hide behind each other. In tennis they can’t hide behind anyone.”
Mourinho is yet to return to management since being sacked by United last December, but has been linked to a number of clubs in Ligue 1 in France, after being overlooked for the top job at Juventus.
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