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‘I really don’t know’ – Jose Mourinho throws Chelsea dig in Tottenham comparison

Jose Mourinho had some harsh words for Chelsea when asked about their current situation.

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho delivered a scathing assessment of Chelsea’s current situation after the club sacked Mauricio Pochettino at the end of the season.

The Blues were finally clicking under the Argentine after a difficult campaign and only Manchester City and Arsenal had picked up more points than Mourinho’s former side in the Premier League in 2024.

But Todd Boehly has opted to part ways with the current management and is on the verge of appointing Leicester boss Enzo Maresca.

Questions have been raised over the recent decisions made by the American owner, who has tried and failed to build a squad capable of competing on all fronts.

Chelsea have spent over £1billion on transfers since Boehly took over from Roman Abramovich and are no closer to winning their first league title since 2016.

Mourinho has a strong connection to the West London club after winning the league there twice but admits he has no idea what direction they are currently going in.

After being asked for his thoughts pitchside at the Champions League final, he said to TNT Sports: “I have no idea. I have no idea. Tottenham, I have an idea.

“This is Tottenham. Always fighting to be fourth, which would be amazing between the fourth, fifth and sixth. Next season Europa League. Of course, they can win it.

“They look stable and they are investing more. Amazing club. Amazing facilities. Such a beautiful stadium. You can feel it. Chelsea, I really don’t know.”

Chelsea and Spurs are both in the middle of a rebuild but Mourinho has had his say on the matter, insisting that the North London club are making more progress than their West London rivals.

The Blues are likely to dive back into the transfer market this summer to strengthen their squad yet again but financial fair play restrictions mean they may have to sell before they can buy.

After finishing sixth this season, they will play in the Europa Conference League next term after Manchester United won the FA Cup.

It was a significant improvement compared to their 12th-placed finish in 2023 under Graham Potter and Frank Lampard.

But it seems there will be another reset in the coming months and fans will be hoping to finally hit the jackpot with their sixth manager in five years.


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Mitch Fretton

Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.