Jose Mourinho, “The Special One”, as is fondly called by his fans and supporters has taken a sly dig towards the board of directors of Tottenham Hotspurs club, where he was once the manager. He had been at the North London club for over a year but was exclusively sacked in April 2021 by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, days before his army was slated to compete with Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final.
Mourinho feels no connection towards the club
Jose Mourinho has been one of the high octane managers who had been at the helm of top clubs and went on to achieve unthinkable accolades with them. Be it in FC Porto, where he won the Champions League, or be it in Manchester United, where he won the Europa League. His legacy has been outspread since then, as he kept on winning titles and strengthening his firm grip on other top managers during their time.
Even in Roma, he has been lighting the streets of the Italian capital by winning UEFA European Conference League final last year, and has led his “Italian army” to a step closer to another silverware, the Europa League, after which he might finish his “Italian Job”, as it will add another feather to his crown.
“Don’t get me wrong”
In the next week, his side will be facing the undisputed serial winners of the Europa League, Sevilla, who have made their mark in winning this title with authority. On the other hand, “The Special One” has never lost an European final, so a mouth-watering clash is definitely on the cards.
Ahead of this heavyweight fixture, Mourinho blasted a bomb in a press conference. The dig was pointed at Tottenham board and club, and was heard saying, “I hope the Tottenham fans don’t get me wrong but the only club in my career where I don’t have still a deep feeling for is Tottenham. Probably because the stadium was empty, Covid time. Probably because Mr. Levy didn’t let me win a final and win a trophy.”
He continued, “We will be connected forever, like I am with all my previous clubs, apart from Mr. Levy’s club. It’s the only one, so after that – Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid, Manchester United – all the clubs I feel a connection. Maybe people (will say) you cannot love every club – yes, I love every club.”
Another Mourinho masterclass?
Mourinho will look for another silverware to add to his trophy cabinet. He has been the “perfect” manager, winning every possible trophies and if he manages to win this time with Roma, it would add to the Italian glory, twice on the trot after he managed them to a Conference League victory last season. But, it is Sevilla who stand in front of Mourinho’s glory, so it will indeed be mouth-watering to see what happens.