José Mourinho Reflects on Career Achievements

by | Oct 4, 2023 | Football

Although he hasn’t competed for the top titles in recent years, José Mourinho, currently in charge of Roma, hasn’t lost his self-confidence and displayed his typical “cocky” personality during an interview with “Gazzetta dello Sport.” The experienced coach recalled crucial moments in his career, emphasizing that he achieved “miraculous feats” by winning titles with various teams, including the renowned Manchester United.

Mourinho highlighted the challenges of managing teams where winning was considered a true miracle. He underscored his achievements, such as the cup he won with Manchester United and the half-cup he secured with Roma. Additionally, he mentioned his remarkable success with Porto when he won the Champions League for the first time in 2004, a feat that opened the doors to his international career.

During his time at Manchester United, Mourinho managed to lead the team to a period of modest victories following Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure from the helm. During his tenure, he won three trophies: a UEFA Europa League, a Football League Cup, and a FA Community Shield. After his departure, United went through a trophy drought until last season when Erik Ten Hag guided the team to another Football League Cup triumph.

At Roma, Mourinho ended a 14-year trophy drought and led the club to its first continental trophy by winning the Conference League in his debut season. However, in recent months, he finished as the runner-up in the UEFA Europa League, losing in a penalty shootout to Sevilla.

Despite all these accomplishments, Mourinho considers his greatest career achievement to be winning the Champions League with Porto almost two decades ago. This victory occurred under remarkable circumstances, with nine Portuguese players participating in the Champions League final, including seven who had never played in the competition the previous year. This success propelled his career and made him an iconic figure in the world of football.

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