Jose Mourinho makes Spurs sacking reference during first Roma press conference

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Jose Mourinho
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Jose Mourinho has once again made reference to his departure from Tottenham Hotspur during his first press conference with the Italian media earlier today.

The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs manager in November 2019 and guided the club to sixth in his first season in charge.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy took the decision to sack the 58-year-old in April, less than a week before he was due to lead his side out at Wembley to face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final.

At the time of his dismissal, Mourinho’s side were seventh in the Premier League table and had also suffered a humiliating exit in the Europa League at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb which ended their most realistic route back into the Champions League.

Mourinho claimed that he was considered to be a disaster during his time at Manchester United, where he won three trophies along with his spell at Spurs were he did not get the opportunity to go head-to-head with Pep Guardiola in the final.

He said during his press conference as translated by Fabrizio Romano: “I won three trophies at Manchester United and that was seen as a disaster. I reached a cup final which I was not allowed to play at Tottenham, and that was seen as a disaster. What is a disaster for me is considered as a great success for others.”

SpursWeb Opinion

Jose is always going to suggest that he was robbed of the chance to appear in the cup final for the sake of his own credibility having won at every other club he has managed.  Despite making it to the Carabao Cup final, our season was a disaster and the squad morale appeared to be the lowest in many years.

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