Jose Mourinho pointed out that he has reached a final with every club he has managed last night when guiding Roma past the Europa Conference League semis.
The Mourinho experiment at Spurs failed spectacularly after the Portuguese coach took over from Mauricio Pochettino in 2019.
The Lilywhites failed to finish in the top six for the first time since 2009 during the 2020/21 campaign, and unsurprisingly, the 59-year-old lost his job just over a month before the end of the season.
The timing of Mourinho’s sacking created some controversy, with ‘The Special One’ being relieved of his duties by Daniel Levy just six days before Tottenham were due to take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final.
After AS Roma overcame Leicester 1-0 in the second leg of the Conference League semifinal, the former Spurs boss was in tears.
José Mourinho was in tears after leading Roma to the Europa Conference League final ❤️ pic.twitter.com/UIcT9od1gW
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He admitted in his post-match press conference it was special to reach another final but remarked that he ‘did not play’ all the finals that he reached.
This comes after the former Spurs head coach took a swipe at Daniel Levy earlier this week, claiming that if you qualify for a final then you deserve to play it (DailyMail).
The former Spurs head coach told Sky Sports: “I shed a tear because my emotion was for everyone that loves this club. This is a giant club without the trophy room in relation to the social dimension of the club. This is not a trophy, it is only a final. It means a lot to them.
“Because I live and work in this city for about 11 months, I know what it means for them. My emotion was for them. Let’s see if we can win the final. It would be good.
“I think I can also say that every club I coached, I reached a final. I cannot say I played a final with all of them but I reached a final with all of them.”
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Unlike a lot of Spurs fans, who could not stand Jose’s antics, I did not mind him as a person and I quite enjoyed his press conferences during his time at the club.
However, I do not see any merit in the argument that he ‘deserved’ the chance to play in that final, given that he beat two Championship clubs in the quarterfinal and semifinals.
Jose had done a terrible job at Spurs and alienated most of the changing room. He would have claimed had he won the Carabao Cup that his time at Spurs was a success, which it most certainly was not.
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