Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is nearing his 50th birthday.

The former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager admits he is taking time to look back over his life.

"Now, as I approach 50 years of age and my city is preparing a small tribute, I see some things differently. 50 is a round number with lots of meaning. Recently my wife and I have been looking back over the past. Just imagine! We started dating when I was 16 and she was 15. I remember everything we've been through and I can't stop myself smiling," he said.