6 May 2014

One of the greatest managers of all time and current Chelsea boss José Mourinho has signed for Soccer Aid's Rest of the World team.

The Special One joins the other new signings Hollywood star Jeremy Renner (The Avengers, The Bourne Legacy, The Hurt Locker), Italian footballing legend Alessandro Del Piero and Santiago Cabrera (The Musketeers, Heroes), as the Rest of the World take on England in Soccer Aid 2014 at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Soccer Aid takes place on Sunday 8 June and will be broadcast live on ITV 1. As the nation prepares for a summer of football, the two star-studded squads of football legends and the world’s biggest stars will compete in an electrifying football match all in aid of UNICEF.

"Thanks to UNICEF for asking me to manage the Rest of the World at Soccer Aid on Sunday June 8 at Old Trafford", said Mourinho.

"I'm looking forward to beating Robbie Williams' and Big Sam’s England team and raising money for UNICEF. Buy your tickets at manutd.com/socceraid or call 0845 456 2014. See you there, it will be a special night!"

Money raised through profits from ticket sales and donations made by viewers during the match will go to UNICEF's work with children around the world. This will be the fifth Soccer Aid event, with the previous matches raising over £12 million in total for UNICEF’s work for children. 

 
The Special One, José Mourinho will manage the Rest of the World team at this year's Soccer Aid on 8 June. © Soccer Aid
The Special One, José Mourinho will manage the Rest of the World team at this year's Soccer Aid on 8 June.© Soccer Aid