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Jose Mourinho takes subtle dig at Pep Guardiola, cherishes title won in most difficult league

Jose Mourinho took a slight dig at Pep Guardiola after Chelsea clinched the Premier League title, saying he came to England because of the competition and didn't want to go to a league where it was very easy to win.

News 04 May 2015, 16:03 IST
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Jose Mourinho took a subtle dig at his old foe Pep Guardiola following Chelsea’s league triumph

Jose Mourinho, while speaking in the post-match conference after Chelsea clinched their Premier League title, expressed his happiness after admitting that he risked his legacy by returning to the Premier League. He said that it is much better that going to any other easier league, ‘where even the kit man can be champion’ thus taking a dig at his old foe, Pep Guardiola and his cakewalk to the Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich the past two seasons. 

The Portuguese manager led Chelsea to their fourth Premier League title and he now has eight league titles in four different countries in his managerial career. The rivalry between Mourinho and Guardiola has been very well documented and spans back to the time when Spanish football was dominated mainly by their teams, Pep’s Barcelona and Jose’s Real Madrid.

“I’m at Chelsea till Abramovich tells me to go”

This is what the “Special One” had to say after the 1-0 win against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge – “For me, I’m not the smartest guy to choose countries and clubs. I could choose another club in another country where to be champion is easier.”

“I choose a club where I was happier before and a country where you are happy before. I took a risk. I am so, so happy because I won another Premier League title 10 years after [my first] in my second spell at the club.” 

“I was champion at every club I coached. I came to Inter, Real Madrid, and Chelsea. Every title is important, to win the title in Spain with 100 points against the best Barcelona ever was a big achievement that I enjoyed so much.”

“Maybe in the future I have to be smarter and choose another club in another country where everybody is champion. Maybe I will go to a country where a kit man can be coach and win the title. Maybe I need to be smarter but I still enjoy these difficulties. I think I’m at the right place. I’m here until [Chelsea owner Roman] Abramovich tells me to go.”

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