Bitter Jose Mourinho reveals why he’s jealous of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp

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The two bosses have led their teams to a neck-and-neck Premier League title race this season, with just one point separating them with two games to go.

Mourinho, meanwhile, is out of a job after being sacked by underperforming Manchester United in December.

The Portuguese, working as a pundit during Liverpool's 3-0 Champions League semi-final defeat to Barcelona on Wednesday, pointed to the support that City and the Reds have given their bosses, but couldn’t help mentioning Klopp’s lack of silverware.

“I would love to go to a club and be in conditions to do what Jurgen and Pep did,” Mourinho told beIN Sports (opens in new tab).

“If you look at the [Liverpool] team that started the game, how many of them were there when Jurgen arrived? A couple.

“And when Pep was not happy with the full-backs he had and in the summer bought four full-backs that he liked.

“When he bought one goalkeeper like Claudio Bravo and was not happy with Claudio Bravo, the next season he bought Ederson.

“When Jurgen is in the club and wins absolutely nothing for three-and-a-half years and he still has the trust, still has the confidence, still has the conditions to try to keep going and going.

“Probably this season they have a big chance to do it – the first time that they win a trophy.

“In my next job I will not be starting a conversation without knowing exactly what the club wants and what the club has to give in terms of structure and the club objectives.”


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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.