by Linda Ikeji
Tottenham coach, Jose Mourinho, has come out to state that he wasn’t given enough time to implement his project plans during his time at Manchester United.
Mourinho, who recently celebrated one year managing Tottenham Hotspurs after he replaced Mauricio Pochettino last season, has carried Tottenham to the top of the premier league table at the start of the 2020-21 season.
Mourinho joined Spurs 11 months after he was sacked at Manchester United, after two and a half years in charge at Old Trafford.
According to the Portuguese, who has experienced success at every club he has coached, Manchester United was a long-term project that was prematurely cut short when he was sacked.
“In a certain period of my career, with a profile of club I was getting in hands, we didn’t need as much time to reach success,” Mourinho said.
“We did it at Porto, Inter, Real [Madrid], Chelsea, both times, we did it without that need of that longevity and also my desire to try different things and my crazy desire to go to many countries, and to try to win it, and try to get different experiences in many different countries, was perfect because was about winning, and good bye, and let’s try another thing.
“The first club where I felt I need time and time was not given was at Manchester United, because I felt that I left at the middle of the process, but I learn very early to respect decisions, which I did at United.
“We did what we did, we did what was possible to do, and we move on. I am happy, they are happy, and we have a great relation, which is something I am very proud always to say, when I leave clubs, I keep very good relationship with everybody, and United is one more example of that.”
Mourinho has now been a manager for more than 20 years. Now aged 57, he said he can see himself at Tottenham for the long term.
“Now, in Tottenham I know the profile of job I have in hands, and hopefully until now I am enjoying very, very much to be in the club, I believe that the club is happy to work with me, so I see myself staying for a long time, but if we can accelerate the process, like we are accelerating, and being doing good things like we are doing, of course we are not going to waste time,” Mourinho said.