Updated December 18th, 2023 at 18:54 IST

"The most ridiculous one was a club": Jose Mourinho aims brutal jibe at his former club

AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho aims a dig at one of his former clubs calling them 'a ridiculous club' in The Obi One Podcast. get all the details here.

Anirban Sarkar
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Roma’s coach Jose Mourinho gestures, during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Bologna and Roma, at Renato Dall’Ara Stadium | Image: AP

Jose Mourinho has been one of the most decorated managers in football history. The Portuguese manager has held his position with a number of esteemed clubs and is currently managing Serie A giants AS Roma. Mourinho is also known for his blunt comments on footballing aspects which often brews trouble for him.

3 things you need to know

  • Jose Mourinho is one of the most iconic football managers
  • The Portuguese has almost lifted all the possible trophies in club football
  • He is currently the manager of AS Roma

Jose Mourinho hits out at Tottenham Hotspur 

The former Manchester United manager returned to the Premier League in 2019 when he assumed the charge at Tottenham Hotspur. He was in the Spurs dugout for 86 games before the management decided to part ways with him in 2021. Mourinho hit out at the North London club for the timing of the decision as the decision was executed just two days before the League Cup final.

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Spurs went on to lose to Manchester City in the summit clash with Aymeric Laportre's goal proving to be the winner. Aiming a sly dig at his former club, the manager spoke to great length about his sacking in The Obi One Podcast. He said, “The most ridiculous one was a club that has an empty trophy room sacks me two days before a final.


“That was the one that was… come on!
“Tottenham have never won for 50 years. I don’t remember when.

"I am two days before a final and I couldn’t do the final. It’s the one which doesn’t smell well."


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Jose Mourinho flaunts his Wembley record

He further insisted that his record at Wembley Stadium is pretty good and he might have helped the North Londoners against Pep Guardiola's side.

“I had a plan but sometimes it doesn’t work.


"But the reality is every time I went to Wembley with Chelsea I won. I went there with Man United three times, I won twice.

“So the record was good. It was a stadium and atmosphere which I dominate well, because when you go into these big matches you need to feel comfortable, you cannot go to these matches and feel the stadium is too big.


“I had the experience to try and help the team but the final was against Man City so I would be an idiot right now to say we would have won.

"But a few weeks before that, we won against them 2-0 at our stadium, so the feeling was positive. But it is what it is.”


Published December 18th, 2023 at 18:53 IST

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