Jose Mourinho has defended his record at Manchester United and insisted he remains one of the best managers in the world.
Jose Mourinho has declared that he is “one of the greatest managers in the world” following wide-scale criticism on the back of Manchester United’s consecutive Premier League defeats.
The Red Devils were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by Tottenham at Old Trafford having suffered a 3-2 defeat to Brighton in their second fixture of the 2018-19 campaign. With his Manchester United future very much in doubts, the Portuguese had these to say “I am the manager of one of the greatest clubs in the world but I am also one of the greatest managers in the world.” The Portuguese was specifically referencing German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and, when asked if he would still consider that the case if he failed to win a title with United, he added: “Of course.
“Do you ask that question to the manager that finished third in the Premier League last season? To the manager that finished fourth? To the manager that finished fifth?
I had great success last season. That is what probably you don’t want to admit. I analyse my performance myself and for me, it is more important what I think than what you think.
And for me, I think that two seasons ago we had a fantastic season by winning the Europa League. Last season everyone thought Atletico Madrid were amazing because they won the Europa League after being knocked out of the Champions League. We are the last team in England to win a European competition.
I won eight titles. I am the only manager that won Italy, Spain and England. And by winning eight titles – not small titles, not small countries, eight proper countries – my second position last season is one of my greatest achievements in football.
“You disagree? You have the right to disagree. That is no problem for me.”