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Jose Mourinho explains lack of “deep feeling” for Tottenham

Jose Mourinho at Roma
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The Portuguese manager spent a 17-month spell in charge of the London giants.

Jose Mourinho has a “close bond” with every one of his former clubs except for Tottenham.

The Spurs appointed Mourinho shortly after sacking Mauricio Pochettino mid-season in 2019. In his first season, the former Real Madrid boss led Tottenham to Premier League’s sixth spot.

The next campaign saw Mourinho’s relationship with Tottenham’s hierarchy grow worse. Daniel Lewy finally decided to sack the “special one” a few days before the team’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

“What will Roma leave me when I leave here? What all the clubs I’ve been to have left me,” Mourinho said.

“I hope my words aren’t misinterpreted by Tottenham fans, but that’s the only club I don’t have a close bond with. Probably because the stadium was empty at the time of Covid and because President Levy did not let me play the final and win the trophy.

“People aren’t stupid, they understand that I give everything. It’s not a question of winning titles or not, but the fans perceive if I fight for them every day.”

Tottenham’s trophy drought has continued since losing that final to Pep Guardiola’s men. Mourinho, on the other hand, has continued his career at Roma, where he led the Gialorossi to their first-ever European title last season.

Mourinho’s side will face Sevilla in the Europa League final on May 31.