Mourinho at 60: Tottenham Set Unwanted Record in Special One’s Career
- Jose Mourinho turns 60 today and is one of the greatest football managers to ever work in the sport
- He is a serial winner that won trophies at every club he managed except one
- It is an unwanted record for the club but not for Mourinho as one miss among many hits won't dent his reputation
Jose Mourinho - the self-acclaimed Special One - is one of the greatest football managers ever, having managed some of the best teams in the world, winning 26 trophies, making speeches and engaging in some of the greatest rivalries of all time.
He is a serial winner and has charm for success at all clubs he managed except one, which set an unwanted record as being the only club to prevent Mourinho from winning a trophy.
Tottenham Hotspur is the only club the 60-year-old failed to make a mark at. He took the club to the Carabao Cup final but was dismissed six days to the match they eventually lost to Manchester City, as reported by Evening Standard.
Mourinho's history with Tottenham
Tottenham's last trophy was the 2008 League Cup, as reported by talkSPORT, won against a Chelsea team assembled by Jose Mourinho, who had left the club six months earlier after disagreement with the club's hierarchy.
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Spurs' last domestic cup final after that was against the Blues, which they lost 2-0 to give the Portuguese his first trophy in his second spell at Chelsea, as noted by Sky Sports.
What Mourinho said about Tottenham
As reported by Guardian, Mourinho was hired by Tottenham in November 2019 after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked. Ahead of a Champions League match against RB Leipzig, he spoke to Nigerian international journalist, Oma Akatugba about Spurs' lack of trophies.
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"I believe Tottenham will not be my only club without silverware. I won with every club; I believe I am also going to do it with Tottenham. I believe in me, in the players and in the club and I believe during my contract I am going to help the club. It's not me winning, it is helping the club and the players."
The former Real Madrid manager currently manages Italian side AS Roma, whose last trophy before him was in 2008. He immediately ended their trophy drought by winning the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League.
Ancelotti: Mourinho is the greatest
Sports Brief earlier reported on Carlo Ancelotti hailing Mourinho as the greatest among managers, while defending that so-called outdated tactics are still relevant.
The two top coaches are close friends and have both managed at Chelsea and Real Madrid. The Italian believes when it comes to success, the Special One is the best.
The 60-year old's teams are reputable for defensive solidity, widely referred as parking the bus, which many football fans feel is outdated due Pep Guardiola's pioneering.
Source: Sports Brief News