Mourinho Defending His Records & Approach
Jose José Mourinho has rejected criticism of his record as Manchester United manager, saying people do not know what went on “behind the scenes”.
Mourinho, whose departure after two-and-a-half years in charge came amid reports of player unrest and a falling-out with France midfielder Paul Pogba, said on Bein Sports: “Sometimes we comment on what we see, but we don’t know what is behind the scenes and influences what we see. I think that is a fundamental thing.
“If I tell you for example that I consider one of the best jobs of my career [was] to finish second with Manchester United in the Premier League, you say ‘This guy is crazy – he won 25 titles’. But I keep saying this because people don’t know what is going on behind the scenes. Sometimes we, on this side of the camera, analyse things with a different perspective.”
Mourinho said he was “too young” to consider retirement and insisted he still belonged at the top level.
“I want to coach,” he said. “I am too young, I am in football for a long, long time, but I will be 56 in a couple of weeks and am really too young.
“Where I am going to stay is where I belong, I belong to top football. I belong to top-level football and [that] is where I am going to be.”
Mourinho also went on to have digs at players and managers with statement that could be interpreted in different ways. Watch the full interview on the link below.