Jose Mourinho slams Tottenham as only club he doesn’t have a ‘close bond’ with and fires dig at Daniel Levy
JOSE MOURINHO has put the boot into Tottenham by claiming they are the only club in his career with which he does not have a “close bond”.
The Special One was in charge of Spurs from November 2019 until April 2021, when he was sacked one week before the League Cup final.
GettyJose Mourinho says Spurs is the only club he doesn’t have a ‘close bond’ with[/caption]
Action ImagesTottenham chairman Daniel Levy sacked Jose Mourinho in 2021[/caption]
Mourinho claimed this lack of affection to the North Londoners is partly down to the majority of his time at the club being during Covid shutout to fans.
And also due to chairman Daniel Levy, who took the decision to ruthlessly axe the Portuguese ahead of that final, not “giving him much”.
Mourinho is now in charge of Italian side Roma, where he has got his trophy-winning habit back on track with Europa Conference League success last term and is into the Europa League final this season.
The former Chelsea and Manchester United chief, 60, said: “The only club I’ve coached in my career that I don’t have great feelings for is Tottenham.
“I hope that I will not be misunderstood by the Tottenham fans, but it is the only club that I do not have a close relationship with.
“Perhaps because during the period that I coached the club the stadium was empty due to COVID and because President Levy did not give me much.”
Mourinho has bossed ten clubs, also including Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, and has won 21 major trophies.
He was the first of three pragmatic managers Levy has hired and fired in the last four years, followed by Nuno Espirito Santo and Antonio Conte.
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That League Cup final, which Spurs lost 1-0 to Manchester City with Ryan Mason in interim charge, was the last major final Tottenham played.
Mourinho heads into his sixth European final with a 100 per cent winning ratio.
And he will put the record on the line against Sevilla in Budapest next Wednesday.
GettyJose Mourinho ahead of Roma’s final[/caption]