Jose Mourinho, the two time UEFA Champions League winner with FC Porto and Inter Milan has had his say on what he thinks about each manager in this year’s final.
The final is to be contested between two teams, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur and both managers are yet to win silverware for their respective clubs making this situation even bigger than before.
“If Jurgen wins it’s an incredible achievement for him,” Mourinho told Sky Sports News, in his first UK broadcast interview since he was sacked by Manchester United. “If Jurgen doesn’t win, you know….to lose three Champions League finals…phew…that has to be really, really hard. But he is a very positive guy, I’m sure he’s just thinking about winning.”
“Being a manager, and understanding what it means for a manager to play a Champions League final, there is always a negative side of it and the negative side is that one team will lose and one manager will lose.”
“Spurs are not winning titles and to win the first one would be fantastic and could lead to other domestic trophies because the Champions League is the biggest one of all,” said Mourinho. “Finals are not to play, finals are to win.”