New Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says the one year break he took after being fired by Manchester United has been beneficial for him ahead of his Spurs tenure.
The Portuguese tactician was on Wednesday named as Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement and returns into management, a year after he was fired by the Red Devils after a run of poor results.
Much has been said about his appointment with the world football divided as to whether it was a wise move from Spurs hierarchy. On his end, Mourinho says his firing by Manchester United was a blessing in disguise as he took time off to reevaluate himself. He says he has keenly analyzed himself and is now ready for the dugout.
“It was a great thing. I went really deep with that analysis. A break was very positive for me. It was the first summer I did not work and I felt a little bit at a loss during that pre-season. I was always humble, in my way. The problem is you didn’t understand that,” he said.
“Humble enough to try and analyses my career – not just the last year, but the whole thing, the evolution, the problems and the solutions. Not to blame anyone else.