Jose Mourinho aims sly dig at Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

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Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino’s time at Tottenham Hotspur has been nothing but positive. He has rejuvenated a Europa League side into Champions League regulars who are fighting for the Premier League title. However, the Argentine has failed to win a trophy which Jose Mourinho has slammed.

Pochettino joined Spurs in 2014 where he has increased the win ratio and made the north London side a force in Europe and domestically with his own philosophy.

Despite managing to get a to a League Cup final in 2014 against Chelsea and back to back FA Cup semi-finals in 2016 and 2017, they have never had the cutting edge to win a trophy.

Jose Mourinho, who was sacked as Manchester United boss in December claims that footballing philosophies are pointless if no trophies are won.

“I won titles everywhere I have been and I cannot run away from my mentality,” Mourinho told beIN SPORTS.

“Some coaches like to sell the idea of a philosophy, but you have to sell the philosophy after you win. If you win nothing what is the point?

“If your team plays very well, your team wins, so I don’t like these contradictions we have in football nowadays.”

Jose Mourinho also announced that he has had offers from a number of teams but has decided to wait until the summer to return to managerial life.

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  1. so, Maureen has won trophies with clubs that have the money to give him for players and are also top clubs then goes on to ‘win’ said trophies,lets see him take an average club with limited funds and turn them into a great club, then maybe he could claim to be a good manager, he had quality at his disposal at Man Utd, plus funds and look what he did to them (i am not a man u supporter by the way) second spell at Chelsea was similar to the first, win something in the first season and then fail, same at Porto and Madrid, this is not a good manager, Ranieri taking leicester to the Prem title is a far greater achievement than anything Moanino has ever done, and poch taking Spurs from mid table, possible Europa league place, to Champions league and possible title contenders for the last 3 years is also way better than anything the Portugese Prima Donna has ever done

    • Defend Pochettino by all means, but why do you have to rewrite Spurs’ history to make him look better? Apart from the weird Ramos 2008 season, when we at least managed a trophy, we’d not been ‘mid-table’ for ten years before Pochettino arrived, and had two top fours under Redknapp, in case you’ve forgotten. Yes, we had a really good team for two years (2016 and 2017) under the current boss, but we didn’t win anything, and have definitely gone backwards since, as our points total proves. I’d take a winner like Mourinho any day, over a ‘philosopher’ like Pochettino, who’s won nothing and doesn’t seem to be able to get Spurs over the line when it really matters.


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