Former Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has said that finishing behind Manchester City last season, not the 25 titles he’s won so far in football, was one of his biggest achievements in the game.
The manager was sacked after what was deemed a poor start by the Red Devils and since his departure, the club have raced to 6 straight wins playing some nice, attacking football along the way.
While many have been critical of the Portuguese, he has backed himself saying to beIN sports:
“I also think that sometimes we think what we see, but we don’t know what’s behind the scenes. And that influences what we see.
“I think that is a fundamental thing. If I tell you, for example, that I can see that one of the best jobs of my career was to finish second with Manchester United in the Premier League?
“You say ‘this guy is crazy. He won 25 titles and he’s saying that second position was one of his best achievements in football’.
“I keep saying this because people don’t know what is going on behind the scenes.
“And sometimes we, on this side of the cameras, we analyse things with a different perspective.”
Mourinho was also on the defensive against those who have criticised his style of play.
“It is very easy to play well and not win. It is very easy to be behind an idea of a certain football without results,” he continued.
“And the people that win consistently – because you can win isolated and then disappear – the people that win consistently have a different idea about that.
“If you speak about Guardiola, about [Carlo] Ancelotti – about the ones where obviously I belong – that have a career of victories for long, long periods. Where are the young ones with a real impact in terms of results? Where are they?”