Mourinho: Tottenham only former club I don’t feel deeply for
AS Roma boss Jose Mourinho has opened up on his disappointing spell accountable for Tottenham Hotspur, saying they’re the only one in all his former golf equipment that he would not nonetheless have a “deep feeling for.”
The 60-year-old, who has managed 10 groups in a profession that started in 2000, is on the verge of main Roma to back-to-back European titles in subsequent week’s Europa League last towards Sevilla.
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Mourinho underlined the significance of having fun with the ultimate amid studies that he might go away the Italian aspect, including that he “will forever be tied to Roma,” however acknowledged the sentiments are usually not the identical in relation to his former club Tottenham.
The former FC Porto, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United boss, who led Roma to their first European title by successful the Conference League final season, stated he feels no reference to Spurs.
Mourinho was sacked by Spurs in April 2021 after 17 months in cost and 6 days earlier than the League Cup last — which they misplaced below interim supervisor Ryan Mason.
“I hope the Tottenham fans don’t get me wrong but the only club in my career where I don’t have still a deep feeling for is Tottenham,” Mourinho stated.
“Probably because the stadium was empty, COVID time. Probably because Mr Levy [Spurs chairman Daniel Levy] didn’t let me win a final and win a trophy.
“But it is the only one, so after that — Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid, Manchester United — all of the golf equipment I feel a connection.
“I go in the streets so many times in Italy and I find Inter fans. I go in London — not just the Chelsea fans but also the Man United fans. Real Madrid all over the world,” Mourinho stated. “It’s about the feeling that give you everything.
“People assume, ‘You can not love each club.’ Yes, I love each club. I love each club as a result of I felt the opposite method round — additionally they liked me. So with Roma, at some point it will likely be exhausting however we might be related without end like I am with all my earlier golf equipment — aside [from] Mr. Levy’s club.”
Mourinho’s feedback come after Feyenoord manager Arne Slot ended speculation over a possible move to the Premier League club, saying he was in discussions with the Dutch champions over a contract extension.
Also on Thursday, Mourinho said that forward Paulo Dybala could miss Roma’s clash with six-time champions Sevilla next Wednesday in Budapest.
The 29-year-old Argentine, who has scored 16 goals and has eight assists across all competitions this season, is yet to recover full fitness after picking up an ankle injury at the end of last month.
“I don’t assume he can play. Honestly, I hope he could make it for the bench. It’s the final sport of the season even when after that we now have Spezia,” Mourinho told reporters.
“But for Paulo, it will be the final sport. I’d be completely satisfied if Paulo might go on the bench and play 15 or 20 minutes. Dybala continues to be with the docs.”
Roma will travel to 11th-placed Fiorentina on Saturday before taking on the Spanish side in the Europa League final.
The Portuguese coach said midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini would return for the ultimate after lacking two video games with an harm, however he’s out for the Fiorentina conflict.
Information from Reuters and the Associated Press was used on this report.