Roma boss Jose Mourinho has come clear about his feelings for Tottenham Hotspur and their chairman Daniel Levy.
During his trophy-laden managerial career, the Special One has won titles with every club but Spurs, although he was close to winning the League Cup.
Less than a week before a showdown against Manchester City, Levy sacked Mourinho. He appointed Ryan Mason as an interim manager, resulting in a 1-0 defeat at Wembley Stadium.
From Porto to Chelsea to Manchester United and Inter Milan, the 60-year-old has built strong relationships with all clubs he’s managed, but that’s not the case with Tottenham.
“Tottenham is the only club with which I do not have a close bond,” Mourinho said during his latest presser.
“Probably because the stadium was empty at the time of COVID and President Levy didn’t let me play the final and win the trophy. But it’s the only club in my life.”
After a torrid short-term spell at Tottenham, Mourinho took charge of Roma in 2021 and helped the club qualify for the Europa Conference League title in his first year at the Stadio Olimpico.
He’s now on the verge of leading the Giallorossi to a second consecutive European trophy as they meet Sevilla in the Europa League final on May 31.
By contrast, Spurs have fallen into complete disarray and could miss out on European qualification.
Led again by interim boss Mason, Tottenham head into the final weekend trailing seventh-placed Aston Villa by one point.
As for Mourinho, he’s already established a special connection with the Roma fanbase amid speculation he could take over the managerial reins at Paris Saint-Germain.
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