Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has insisted he won everything he could at Manchester United given the circumstances with which he had to work.
Mourinho spent two and a half seasons in charge at Old Trafford before he was sacked in December 2018 and replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Portuguese manager did bring home silverware during his stint with United, winning the Carabao Cup and Europa League in 2016-17, as well as the Community Shield in 2016.
Mourinho fell short in the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup, finishing as runner-up in the league and FA Cup in 2017-18.
Ahead of Tottenham’s match at Old Trafford against Man Utd on Sunday, Mourinho has said he couldn’t have done more during his time in charge of the Red Devils.
“The fans, they know that I gave everything that I could,” Mourinho said.
“I won what was possible to win, I didn’t win what was not possible to win. I gave everything, I gave my life to the club and my professionalism, like I always do.
“Internally, lots of friends for life, lots of amazing people that I met in the club. I only have good feelings, feelings that I will have to forget in 90 minutes because for 90 minutes, they want to win, I want to win, that’s football.”
Mourinho has also insisted that he does not go to Old Trafford with any desire for revenge.
“Revenge? I won so many times at Old Trafford as Man Utd coach and as an opponent coach. Revenge for what? Nobody treated me badly there, everyone was so nice to me,” the Portuguese said.
Tottenham were boosted on Friday by the signing of striker Carlos Vinicius on a season-long loan deal from Benfica, with a £41 million ($53m) purchase option at the end of the season.
Vinicius joins Gareth Bale, Sergio Reguilon, Matt Doherty, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Joe Hart as new signings in north London this transfer window. Ahead on Monday’s transfer deadline, Mourinho is now expecting to see some players depart.
“The transfer window [goes] in two directions and it’s possible that we could let a couple of players to leave, it’s possible we could let a couple of young players to go and experience playing,” he said.
“For sure, we are not going to keep every player in the squad over normal numbers.
“I like to work normally with a squad of 22 players plus the keepers and we are not going to be far from that number.”
Breaking: Man City win EPL in dramatic comeback despite Liverpool beating Aston Villa 3-1
Manchester City on Sunday clinched their sixth English Premier League title coming back from 0-2 against Aston Villa to a surprising 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium on the final day of the league.
The title chaser Liverpool although won their game against Wolves but it was not enough to lift the league trophy.
The City’s three goals came in five minutes to seal the title.
The win on Sunday sees Pep Guardiola’s Man City successfully defend their EPL title.
Matty Cash and Philipe Coutinho had given Aston Villa a 2-0 advantage before Man City scored three times in five minutes late in the second half.
A brace from Ilkay Gundogan, a substitute, and Rodi helped City snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and with it the EPL title.
A nervous Man City fell to Cash’s header in the 37th minute before Coutinho doubled Steven Gerard’s side’s lead in 69 minutes.
The introduction of Gundogan changed the dynamics of the encounter, with the German international heading into the net before Rodri drilled in the equalizer two minutes later.
Gundogan completed the comeback from Kevin de Bruyne’s cross to send the fans into frenzy mode as Guardiola’s side clinched the club’s fourth title in five years, punctured by the 2020 triumph of Liverpool, who finished second.
The final day final scores are:
Arsenal 5-1 Everton
Brentford 1-2 Leeds United
Brighton 3-1 West Ham
Burnley 1-2 Newcastle (Burnley are relegated)
Chelsea 2-1 Watford
Crystal Palace 1-0 Manchester United
Leicester City 4-1 Southampton
Liverpool 3-1 Wolves
Manchester City 3-2 Aston Villa
Norwich 0-5 Tottenham
Newcastle United agree N3.4b deal for Victor Osimhen
Super Eagles and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, has reportedly agreed personal terms with English Premier League side, Newcastle United hoping to join them before the end of the summer transfer window, according to report on respected Italian media outlet, La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The deal is reportedly worth twice the amount (4.5m euro) he’s presently earning at Napoli that amounts to N3.4 billion in Nigerian currency.
Further cementing his spot as the highest earning Nigerian player in Europe.
Newcastle United is however yet to agree a deal with Napoli over his transfer fee with the Serie A side holding out for a transfer fee in the region of around 100 million before they can sanction any deal.
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It was gathered that the idea of asking for a 100 million is due largely to the fact that 30% of whatever is gotten from the sale of the forward will go to his former club, Lille as agreed in the deal that’s aw him join Roma two seasons ago.
Similarly, Manchester United is willing to pay Osimhen ₦75million in wages per week if he agrees to join them this summer.
Osimhen has been the subject of numerous transfer talks. Top Premier League sides Liverpool, Arsenal, Newcastle United, and Manchester United have all been linked with a move for the Napoli talisman.
According to teamtalk, Ten Hag wants to bring Osimhen to Manchester. Manchester United faces a challenging task luring the Nigeria international, but the club is looking to entice Osimhen by doubling his current earnings.
Teamtalk reports that Osimhen would earn £146,000(₦75million) per week if he joins the former Premier League champions.
Just in: Jose Peseiro confirmed Super Eagles head coach
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed Jose Peseiro as the new head coach of the Super Eagles.
He replaces Austin Eguavoen who was drafted from the technical team to step before the last Africa nations cup after Gernot Roh was sacked.
Paseiro’s appointment is coming months after an initial deal fell through.
His appointment was confirmed in a statement released by the federation on Sunday.
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