His bizarre appearance at the press conference lasted only a few minutes, then jose mourinho had had enough.
"Respect, respect, respect, man," demanded the furious coach of manchester united after the 0:3 (0:0) against tottenham hotspur. "Three times premier league, i’ve won more premier league titles than the other 19 coaches put together." That mourinho dunnhautig recalled his earlier successes shows how frustrated the once celebrated as "the special one" coach currently is.
"Jose is going crazy," wrote the tabloid "the sun. Only on friday mourinho had come 30 minutes early to the press conference and disappeared again after less than five minutes. The british newspaper "independent" now found: "there could not be a clearer picture of a man who stands with his back to the wall."
After the worst start to a season in 26 years, the situation at the soccer record champions is noticeably tense. Vice club boss ed woodward watched the 0:3 home defeat with petrified mine from the tribune and heard the tottenham fans’ mocking chants for mourinho: "you’ll be fired early tomorrow."
Despite the crisis, it does not look like a separation. Although in social media some fans demanded the ejection of the portuguese and suggested the former real madrid coach zinedine zidane as successor. But in the stadium the picture was different. The fans still present applauded despite the defeat – including the coach. "I got the proof today that the fans are the best judges of football," said mourinho, who thanked the "rude public" with an unusual lap of honor on the pitch.
But the view that "our fans don’t read newspapers or watch television" was certainly just as exclusive to the coach as his conclusion to the match. "From a strategic and tactical point of view, we have not lost," thought mourinho, almost reminiscent of U.S. President donald trump in his behavior, but without using the word "fake news". "We played very well, the players had a fantastic attitude, and at half-time i think we should have been at least two goals up."
In fact, his team had presented itself better than in the defeat in brighton a week ago – and could also have taken the lead. But in the second half, the record champion revealed gross weaknesses, especially defensively. And harry kane (50) took advantage of it. Minute) and lucas moura (52./84.) mercilessly from. "Spurs were just too good for united after the break," BBC summed up. Mauricio pochettino’s team is considered a title contender after three wins.
Mourinho, on the other hand, seems at a loss at the moment. This was probably one of the reasons why he reminded the journalists present of his balance sheet. Apart from him, only manchester city coach pep guardiola (2017/18) and west ham coach manuel pellegrini (2013/14, also with man city) have each won the english championship once among the current premier league coaches. No one expects jose mourinho to have another in the near future. But a win against FC burnley on saturday will at least bring some peace of mind.