Its been over a month since Jose Mourinho was axed as Manchester United boss in December last year. Just after his absence of a month, the Portuguese appeared in an interview recently and left no chance of taking a dig at his previous club and went on to say further more about the way of things during his time at the club.
Mourinho, after giving his first major interview following his sacking, as a guest pundit on beIN Sports, did not fall behind on taking jabs at the structure of the club, and went on to say that it was difficult for him to cope with demands of modern football there.
On hailing his second place finish with United in the previous term as one of his “best achievements” Mourinho reasoned the following: “I keep saying this because people don’t know what is going on behind the scenes.”
“The coach nowadays needs a structure, he needs a club organised in a certain way,” he added. Mourinho also took sly digs at Pogba, with whom his feud became infamous.
“Sir Alex Ferguson used to say the day a player is more important than a club, goodbye,” Mourinho continued. “Not any more. The manager ought to be there to coach the players, not to keep the discipline at any cost. You need a structure to protect the manager and keep everything in place, so that the players do not arrive in a situation where they feel more powerful than they used to be.”
Winning the treble with Inter Milan back in 2010 is what Mourinho regards as his greatest achievement, and that side as the best he’s ever managed.