Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho said on Thursday that the great experience he gained from his previous training periods should give him a new title, “the expert.”
Mourinho has often described himself as “the distinguished coach” when he arrived in England to coach Chelsea in 2004 after leading Porto to the Champions League title.
Since then, the 57-year-old has led Inter, Real Madrid and then Chelsea in a second term before taking over Manchester United and then Tottenham Hotspur.
Asked how to describe himself now, Mourinho said in an interview: “I have a lot of experience. Everything that happens to me in football now has happened to me before.”
“There are some jobs that require special fitness, such as a soccer player. A 40-year-old does not have the same potential as a 20 or 30-year-old unless you are (Milan striker) Zlatan Ibrahimovic,” he added.
“Training only needs your mind,” Mourinho said, “with the accumulation of experience and knowledge you can become better.”
Tottenham, led by Mourinho, is second in the Premier League standings with 17 points, one point behind Leicester City and 5 points ahead of their guests on Saturday, Manchester City, who played a lesser game.