Jose Mourinho delivers a dig at Spurs for sacking him ahead of the 2021 League Cup final… as he prepares to lead Roma through another European Cup final tonight
- Jose Mourinho struck at Tottenham Hotspur ahead of the Europa League final
- The Portugal manager was sacked ahead of the 2021 League Cup final at Wembley Stadium
- Mourinho said that Roma gave him the opportunity to officiate their final
Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at Spurs for sacking him ahead of the 2021 League Cup final – as he aims to achieve even more European success with Roma.
The Portuguese coach has been one of the most stone-cold bosses in competition finals, including last year’s Europa Conference League final in Tirana against Dutch club Feyenoord.
Now he is aiming for another European title with Roma in the Europa League final against Sevilla on Wednesday night in the Hungarian capital Budapest.
In the official press conference before the game said Mourinho took the opportunity to dig at Tottenham Hotspur – comparing the situation there, where he was sacked ahead of the 2021 League Cup final, to a much calmer atmosphere at Roma.
Mourinho said: “In Rome they didn’t sack me before the final in Tirana.” And in Tottenham they sacked me before the final at Wembley. Roma gave me the chance to win the final in Tirana. I didn’t stand a chance at Tottenham.’
Jose Mourinho took a dig at Tottenham Hotspur ahead of the Europa League final
Mourinho was sacked days before Spurs’ 2021 Carabao Cup final, which they lost
The Portugal coach is unbeaten in five European finals before Roma’s game against Sevilla
Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager in November 2019 but was sacked by the club in April 2021, just days before the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.
Aymeric Laporte struck eight minutes from time to give Pep Guardiola’s side the silver medal – while Spurs remain in contention for the title.
Two decades after Mourinho’s first European title win, the UEFA Cup with Porto, he has a chance to win the renamed competition with Roma.
Mourinho is unbeaten in five European finals as a coach, while Spanish club Sevilla have won all six of their previous games at UEFA flagship events.
The winning team secures a place in the group stage of next year’s Champions League.