XTB.com adds soccer icon José Mourinho as Brand Ambassador
Poland based Retail FX and CFDs brokerage house X Trade Brokers Dom Maklerski SA – operator of the XTB.com and X Open Hub brands – has leaped into the world of forex sports sponsorships, signing legendary Portuguese soccer coach José Mourinho as a brand ambassador for XTB.com.
José Mourinho is currently the manager of English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. (Ironically, Cyprus based Retail FX and CFDs broker Libertex has announced a multi-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur, which will see Libertex become the club’s Official Trading Partner). He is widely regarded as one of the greatest managers of all time in European football, having led four teams in four different countries to their respective league championships, in addition to winning UEFA Champions League titles with his native FC Porto and with Manchester United.
The company noted that it will start a promotional campaign called Be like José around its new ambassador, and released the following video:
The move comes at an interesting time for XTB. After a very strong Q1 which saw its shares hit an all-time high of PLN 29.30, subdued Q2 results announced in July led to a 31% decline in XTB’s share price, which has continued to slide ever since. This morning’s announcement precipitated a 7% rise in XTB shares.
Omar Arnaout, CEO of XTB said in a statement:
“I am very happy to announce our cooperation with José Mourinho, who is not only an extraordinary personality in the world of sports, but also a symbol of a manager who has built his success on both strategy and mental strength. His history not only harmonizes very well with the values and strategy of our brand, but we are also united by the same desire to achieve the goals that we set for ourselves. Just as José helps his team become the best in the world, we want to help our clients become even better investors by providing the highest level of service and the best technology.”
José Mourinho added:
“I am glad that I will be able to support XTB as an ambassador for the coming years. When we talked about starting cooperation, it turned out that we share many values such as commitment, professionalism and sincere passion for our work. This is why I am happy to work with the amazing XTB team and share my own experiences with over 200,000 investors who have trusted XTB around the world. When you invest, be like me, choose XTB.”