Mourinho says it has been difficult for him personally this year.
“It’s the first Christmas without my father and I think that’s the most difficult one,” he said.
Mourinho Snr. passed away at 79 in June, after spending a lengthy playing career as a goalkeeper and earning only one cap for Portugal.
He went on to spend two decades in the dugout, during which time he would ask Jose to compile the scouting reports, which ultimately led to is son becoming one of the top football managers in the world.