Jose Mourinho claims that it can’t be too difficult to handle Chelsea because he and several other managers have won titles in recent seasons at Stamford Bridge.
On Thursday, as Spurs host the Blues in north London, Mourinho will have his first opportunity to take on the new Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel.
After joining from Porto in 2004, the Portuguese manager made his name at Stamford Bridge, winning three Premier League titles over two different stints in charge.
“I don’t think it’s very difficult to coach at Chelsea because I was champion three times, [Carlo] Ancelotti was champion, Antonio Conte was champion. Who else? It cannot be very, very difficult because we win titles there,” Mourinho said.
“I believe Chelsea always has great players and great squads and good coaches are happy to work with these clubs and with players that give you a very good opportunity to win titles.”
“The biggest challenge for a coach is to work in the best leagues. Our league in this moment is the most challenging one.”
“Tuchel was coming from a league that you cannot compare with the Premier League.
“But he is used to working with players of high calibre, used to dressing rooms with important players. He will fit well in a club like Chelsea.”