Roma-bound Mourinho helped Tottenham reach the Carabao Cup final, but was dismissed before the clash against Manchester City.
believes he has delivered “25 and a half trophies” in his career, with that half referring to leadingTottenham
to the final of the Carabao Cup only to get fired before the battle, due to the poor run of form his side has been enduring. They lost the final toManchester City
with interim boss Ryan Mason in charge.
The 58-year-old, who will be Roma’s manager next season, has contributed to 25 league title wins as well as cup victories during his impressive career with Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Speaking toThe Sun
, Mourinho said:
“So if you want me to be proactive now you can ask me, ‘how many trophies have you won in your career?’ I’ll tell you 25 and a half. The half is the final that I didn’t play with Tottenham.
“You ask the guys who played lots of finals and everybody will tell you, ‘to play a final is a dream’ and it doesn’t matter if it is the first final or number 20 or number 50, a final is always a dream.
“A Wembley final is more than a dream, I played the first on the new Wembley and every time I go there, it’s more than a dream and to have a chance to win a trophy with a club that doesn’t have many of course was a double dream.
“I am the kind of guy that when I close the door of a club, I move and I just wish good to people, but in a funny way I would say I have 25 and a half titles because it’s something that marks my career which is not to play a final that I won the right to go there.”
The Portuguese boss joined Spurs as Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement, assigned with the responsibility to end the trophy drought, only to leave with no trophies 17 months later.
With Mason in charge, Tottenham managed to end the Premier League season sitting seventh which earned them UEFA Conference League qualification for next season.