Jose Mourinho jokes about Tottenham’s kicks earlier than the semi-finals of the Conference League
Jose Mourinho has joked that there are not any ensures that he’ll nonetheless have a job for the Europa Conference League last if he can information his Roma staff previous Leicester on Thursday.
Mourinho led former employers Tottenham to the Carabao Cup last in 2021 however was fired simply six days earlier than the journey to Wembley, with Ryan Mason taking management of the staff as they fell 1-0 to Manchester City.
Mourinho’s males at the moment are in control of Roma and are one step away from the Conference League last. They drew 1-1 towards Leicester in the primary spherical and now face a straight penalty kick on the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday.
Even if Roma get by means of, Mourinho joked that he couldn’t afford to begin eager about taking management of the last.
“If you win, it gives you the right to play the final – if you do not get fired before the final,” laughed Mourinho.
He continued: “It’s not just the next match, it’s a special match. It’s been a long race for us, a different race than the Leicesters, our race was the Europa Conference League since day one and day one was very, very difficult.
“So, 14 video games later we’ve got the prospect to play the last and we’ve got to do every thing we are able to.”
Despite his light-hearted mood, Mourinho acknowledged that Brendan Rodgers Leicester will be a tough challenge for his team.
“What Leicester do is implausible,” said Mourinho. “Of course, what they did by profitable the Premier League [in 2016] is implausible however after the best way the membership grows in any respect ranges and now involves among the finest coaching facilities in Europe, the membership is implausible.
“Brendan does not surprise me. With Liverpool, people forget what he did with much much less resources than what Liverpool have now. He did it fantastically. And then the Scottish story [in his time at Celtic]people forget because people do not focus on the Scottish titles.
“To then win the FA Cup with Leicester, even Community Shield, the steadiness of the membership and the best way they performed, it is a excellent achievement with Leicester and Brendan. Very excellent. But I hope tomorrow is for us and never for dem. “