Jose Mourinho has been speaking about the various clubs he has managed and the connection with the fans throughout his career, and has once again remarked that he felt very little connection to Tottenham Hotspur during his time there.
It’s safe to say it was a pretty big deal when Jose Mourinho took over at Tottenham back in November 2019, with many fans hoping the esteemed coach could bring glory to the North London club.
Indeed, Mourinho has won trophies at every club he has managed, both before and after Spurs. Sadly, he failed to do so at Tottenham and he was sacked in April of 2021.
The Portuguese coach very nearly did win silverware with the Lilywhites, however, having guided the club to the League Cup final in 2021. He was dismissed just days before the Carabao Cup final, a game Spurs ultimately lost to Manchester City under Ryan Mason‘s care.
Jose Mourinho didn’t feel a connection to Tottenham
In an interview with Corriere dello Sport, Mourinho has praised the connection he shares with the fans of his current club, AS Roma. But, the 60-year-old explained why he didn’t feel the same at Tottenham.
He said: “[The Roma fans] understood what the other fans of my teams understood. Only at Tottenham did I not feel the same sensations. There was no empathy, but it was the COVID period, the stadium was empty. I failed to create a rapport.”
This is not the first time Mourinho has spoken negatively about his relationship with the Spurs fans, having previously said he does not retain a ‘deep feeling’ for Tottenham and the supporters (Metro).
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To be honest, I sometimes forget Jose Mourinho even managed us. I think the COVID period really tarnished his whole tenure, and fans had little chance to connect with the club at that time.
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