Jose Mourinho sacked
Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham stint came to an end on April 19th when he was sacked by the club.
The Portuguese endured a fairly mixed stint in north London, which included Spurs being knocked out of the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb despite a 2-0 first-leg advantage.
Perhaps Mourinho’s biggest achievement whilst on the capital giants’ books, though, came when he guided the club to the League Cup final.
Mourinho’s 25 and a half trophies
The Lilywhites had not won a trophy since 2008 ahead of facing off with Manchester City in this year’s finale.
Mourinho, however, was not in the dugout for the clash, as he was sacked a week prior, with Ryan Mason having instead taken charge.
Granted, Mourinho was not enjoying the best stint with Tottenham, but he nevertheless looked a safer bet to get the better of Pep Guardiola’s City than Mason.
Regardless, Mourinho has since found another job in Serie A with AS Roma.
And now, the Portuguese has been reflecting on his Spurs stint. When doing so, Mourinho claimed that he has won 25 and a half trophies across his career to date, with the ‘half’ in question coming courtesy of the League Cup final clash he was forced to sit out in April:
“So if you want me to be proactive now you can ask me, ‘how many trophies have you won in your career?’ I’ll tell you 25 and a half. The half is the final that I didn’t play with Tottenham.
“You ask the guys who played lots of finals and everybody will tell you, ‘to play a final is a dream’ and it doesn’t matter if it is the first final or number 20 or number 50, a final is always a dream.
“A Wembley final is more than a dream, I played the first on the new Wembley and every time I go there, it’s more than a dream and to have a chance to win a trophy with a club that doesn’t have many of course was a double dream.
“I am the kind of guy that when I close the door of a club, I move and I just wish good to people, but in a funny way I would say I have 25 and a half titles because it’s something that marks my career which is not to play a final that I won the right to go there.”
Quotes via Goal.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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