Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho: Comparing myself to other managers makes me happy

'My happiness, first of all, is when I compare myself with others,' says Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Jose Mourinho claims that there are few managers who can match his achievements in football – and says that comparing his medal collection to those of other coaches is his primary source of happiness.

The 52-year-old has guided Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Porto to league titles during a decorated career.

Mourinho, who has also won the Champions League with Porto and Inter, led Chelsea to League Cup glory this season.

What makes me feel special is that I am above all of this

Jose Mourinho

His Blues side now turn their attentions to winning the Premier League title after the disappointment of their Champions League elimination at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.

And Mourinho insists that his trophy-winning record keeps him happy.

Speaking at a news conference on Friday, Mourinho said: “My happiness, first of all, is when I compare myself with others. I see just a few that are with me in terms of success and the others I see a huge difference and a huge distance.

“I have lots of respect for all of them but, in the Premier League, who is European champion? Me and Louis van Gaal. How many won the Premier League twice or more than twice? Me and Arsene Wenger.

“How many won every competition in this country? Community Shield, Capital One Cup, FA Cup, Premier League? In Europe, how many won seven league titles? How many won two Champions Leagues? Carlo Ancelotti won three and Van Gaal and Pep Guardiola won two.

“I’m not content with that but I think people worry about me too much. They don’t know what my happiness is. What makes me feel special is that I am above all of this. You think I care about some bull**** I read? I don’t care.”

Mourinho’s Chelsea host Southampton on Sunday afternoon looking to secure a victory to help them take a step closer to the Premier League title.

The Blues can move eight points clear of second-placed Manchester City with a win at Stamford Bridge.

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