JOSE MOURINHO claims he is still “a nobody” compared to Manchester United legends Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Matt Busby.
Jose Mourinho believes he still has plenty left in the tank when it comes to management despite revealing that he feels like a ‘nobody’ at Manchester United.
“In this club it makes me feel that I did nothing,” he said. “Especially because you have two legends – many of them, but two [Busby and Ferguson] are legends in terms of titles and trophies. I feel that I am nobody. I always have to prove. I just feel that what I did in this club is not enough to be deserve to be here.
“Sometimes when I stop and look back I did a lot of things, I have things that nobody else has. No manager won in Spain, Italy and England. In these three countries I won all the competitions, not just the league. For example, when we won against Anderlecht I was told that I equal the record of Sir Alex and [Giovanni] Trapattoni of 10 European semi-finals. They have finished. I still have a chance to get some more semi-finals. So there are things that I’m really proud of.”
The United Boss gestures to his players as they pose with the trophy at the Friends Arena
‘I was really lucky in the way my career developed,’ Mourinho told Rio Ferdinand in a BT Sport documentary, Old Trafford Uncovered – with Jose Mourinho, that was filmed before United’s victory in Stockholm.
‘I played the Spanish derbies, the Italian derbies, the Portuguese derbies, the English derbies, all these country’s cup finals, played for the titles, an amazing experience of life.
‘If I finish my career tomorrow I should be very happy with my experience but the problem is my career just reached the halfway stage. I have 15 more years.’
Asked if he still had the same passion as he did when he began, Mourinho said, nodding: ‘Yeah, yeah.’
The 55-year-old, who has won silverware in Portugal, England, Spain and Italy, plans to continue in football until the age of 70.