Jose Mourinho aims dig at Tottenham as he prepares for Roma challenge

Jose Mourinho was appointed by Roma following his sacking from Tottenham (Picture: Getty)

Jose Mourinho aimed a subtle dig at Tottenham claiming they are a club ‘ho don’t have a history of success’ as he prepares to take charge of Roma.

The 58-year-old lasted little over 18 months in north London as his spell came to a typically acrimonious end following a number of high-profile disagreements with senior members of his squad.

Desepite his star appearing to be on the wane, Mourinho was almost immediately snapped up by Roma and will take charge of the Serie A club after the European Championships.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss claims he has learned valuable lessons and will not repeat the mistakes that undermined his hopes of winning major silverware with Spurs, although he hinted he should never have joined them in the first place.

‘I make mistakes sometimes, I haven’t always chosen the right project, or I may have been misled about the path of some projects. I’ve made mistakes or I’ve been led in a dishonest way into accepting what I shouldn’t have, but in the end it’s all the same,’ he said.

Jose Mourinho failed to see eye-to-eye with the likes of Dele Alli during his Tottenham reign (Picture: Getty)

‘These aren’t my words, they were said by someone who was much more important than me: Whoever has goals and drive, will never grow older.

‘I still can’t believe that I have 30 years of experience in professional football, or that I am 58 years old, because I am always renewing my motivation.

‘Lately I’ve been having very different projects to before. I went to Manchester United in a phrase of transition, not to say decay.

‘I went to Tottenham who don’t have a history of success. Now I go to Roma with new owners, but I immediately felt this empathy with the owners, the director and they straight away reignited the fire and passion I have for my job.

‘So here I go on another Mission: Impossible. I say impossible because people tend to look at me and in their eyes there’s only one way to measure success, which is that I have to win.’

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