Criticism around Jose Mourinho is intensifying after Tottenham were sent crashing out of the FA Cup on Wednesday night.
Everton emerged 5-4 winners in a topsy-turvy match as Spurs' form continues to slide.
Losses to Chelsea, Brighton and Liverpool in the last two weeks alone have seen fans get on his back.
But what cannot be denied is the effect The Special One has had on some of the biggest players to have ever walked onto the pitch.
He has had huge success at the likes of Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Porto – here are a selection of quotes from those who would 'die for him' on the pitch.
Samuel Eto’o – “It’s true that in terms of motivation he is unique. I have worked with plenty of coaches, but Jose is incredible. As a match approaches, he becomes someone else.
"It’s true that, like everyone, he is human. He is sometimes eccentric. He loses it sometimes like he did with me. But he is someone who never says something against his players. He takes all the pressure on himself.”
Cesc Fabregas – “Mourinho makes me feel very important within the team. He allows me to play the way I feel. He makes me feel things that I haven’t felt for a while. To feel important, to play every game.
"I feel like he trusts me. Sometimes he allows me to give speeches.”
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic – “That guy says whatever he wants. I like him. He’s the leader of his army. But he cares, too. He would text me all the time at Inter, wondering how I was doing.
"He’s the exact opposite of Pep Guardiola. If Mourinho lights up a room, Guardiola draws the curtains. Mourinho would become a guy I was basically willing to die for.
Didier Drogba – Emotionally it was difficult for me [when Mourinho left Chelsea in 2007]. I did not understand. My reaction was I want to go; he has left, I want to go, everything is finished.
"I was in this mood. But then I was still under contract and I always said that as long as I was wearing the Chelsea shirt I will always give my best, no matter what. I will always give my best. For two weeks it was very difficult."
Javier Zanetti – “That’s exactly what he put in our heads. He had a magical power, unlike any other coach, in front of him, you were convinced that you could fight the world. And that you would do it for him. Jose gets inside you, he never lets go.
“He did it with everyone, before every single game, whether it was Milito or Mariga, it was the same. In training you could breathe a particular air, everyone wanted to be available, everyone was at 100 per cent.
"Afraid of getting hurt and missing the season finale? Well, Samuel and I have played half of the Champions League, think what I would have missed if I had received a yellow in Barcelona.”
Michael Essien – “We have a very good relationship and we still talk now and then. Everyone can see the love he has for the game.
“Sometimes you meet people and you just click. He played a big part in my move from Lyon to Chelsea.
“He was talking to me every single day and ever since then we’ve been connected.”
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