You just cannot keep Jose Mourinho quiet for too long and in fact, now that he is not employed as a manager he is free to express his opinion more than ever and he has certainly done that with a not so subtle dig at Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Mourinho never actually named Klopp or Pochettino but it is clear who he was talking about when he spoke on beIN Sports.
“Some coaches like to sell the idea of a philosophy, but you have to sell the philosophy after you win” Mourinho said
“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.”
You may not like it, especially if you are a Liverpool fan or a Spurs supporter but a lot of people will agree with him.
Mourinho, who was fired from Manchester United earlier in the season has won trophies with every club he has managed, including with the Red Devils, while Klopp and Pochettino have won nothing with their respective clubs.
You can play great entertaining football only for so long before the fans get frustrated, football at the highest level is all about winning and unless you add silverware to the trophy cabinet there will come a point when the fans start to ask, are you the right man for the job?
Since taking over at Liverpool, Klopp has been a runner up in the League Cup, Champions League and Europa League, whereas Pochettino has just a League Cup runners up medal to his name.
You may also enjoy reading:
- Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will not have the luxury of excuses next season
- Mo Salah to remain at Liverpool for one more year and then look at his options
- Arsenal v Tottenham who will get the most points from first six games