Former Manchester United coach, José Mourinho has reiterated that one of his best job was finishing runners-up with Manchester United in the Premier League.
The former Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid gaffer, Mourinho won a Community Shield, EFL Cup and the Europa League in his first season with the Red Devils in 2016/17.
Mourinho was later sacked as Old Trafford boss in December 2018, after Manchester United suffered a poor run of league results.
“I think that is a fundamental thing. Mourinho told Bein Sports. If I tell you for example that I consider 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 finishing second was one of his best achievements in football.” Mourinho said.
The 59-year-old gaffer guided Roma to their first European trophy since 1961 and first silverware in 14 years last season, defeating Feyenoord by 1-0 in Europe’s inaugural club competition, Europa Conference League in Tirana, Albania.
Mourinho became the first manager to win the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and the Europa Conference League.
Manchester United on the other end, have been struggling since Mourinho’s departure. Both Mourinho and Louis van Gaal complained of a lack of proper support from the Manchester United Board, which affected both player signings and the club’s subsequent on-field performances.
“Sometimes we comment on what we see, but we don’t know what is behind the scenes and that influences what we see.” Mourinho added on Bein Sports.
Three times Champions League winners, Manchester United, failed to qualify for the 2022/2023 Champions League, having finished sixth in the 2021/2022 Premier League table.
It is the Red Devils worst-ever Premier League season.
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