Less than a year after he was sacked by Manchester United, Jose Mourinho has now returned to top-flight football taking over the managerial reins at Spurs.
He has his fair share of doubters in recent years particularly after the unceremonious ending at Manchester United but the new Spurs manager has insisted that he has learned from the mistakes he made in the past.
The near twelve-month break the Portuguese had after parting ways with Manchester United, is the longest break he has had in his management career for a considerable time and he said he used the time to analyse the mistakes he made.
Speaking to Football.London, Mourinho said: “I am humble. I am humble enough to try to analyse, which is what I did, to try to analyse my career. Manchester last year, to analyse my career, the problems and the solutions. I was humble enough for that.
“The principle of the analysis was not to blame anyone else. When I had meetings with my assistants and the people that I thought about bringing with to work with me in this chapter, it was always based on the belief that there is nobody else to blame, nobody else to analyse. It is just only about us. That was a great thing because I went really deep in that analysis and it was very important to me.
“I am nobody to advise people but sometimes to have a break it looked very positive for me. I can say that because it was the first summer I didn’t work it wasn’t easy. I felt a little bit lost during that pre-season period but before that and after it was a learning process. I even learned how to be a pundit.”
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While hearing him say he learned from his past mistakes is quite encouraging, he also said something similar when he took over at Manchester United after being sacked by Chelsea. Hopefully, this is indeed a newer and calmer version of Mourinho and he doesn’t resort to antics like criticizing players in public.
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