Jose Mourinho has suggested he was hurt by his sudden exit from Tottenham last season.The Portuguese manager was sacked in the week leading up to the Carabao...
Jose Mourinho has suggested he was hurt by his sudden exit from Tottenham last season.
The Portuguese manager was sacked in the week leading up to the Carabao Cup final last campaign. If he had won it, it would have been Tottenham's first trophy since 2008.
However, Mourinho left the club before he could take charge of the match, with Ryan Mason overseeing the game against Manchester City, which Tottenham lost. Spurs were seventh in the Premier League at the time.
It meant he left a club without winning a trophy for the first time since 2002. And he has now suggested it was a "strange" decision for the north London side to make.
The 59-year-old, who is now in charge of Roma in Serie A, admitted to Sky Sports: "Yes it hurt."
He continued: "I don't have regrets. I don't have bad feelings. There are lots of nice people in Tottenham and I wish them the best. Even to Mr Levy.
"But for a guy with my career and my history I think it was a strange thing to happen.
"But in the end it opened the door for me to be in Rome and I'm very happy to be in Rome."
Mourinho has led Roma to the Europa Conference League final and sixth in the Italian top flight.Jose Mourinho: Tottenham sacking days before Carabao Cup final 'hurt' - The Athletic View Story