- Chelsea Head Coach Thomas Tuchel won the match against Mourinho-led Tottenham
- Tuchel’s side has not conceded a goal yet in PL since he took over
- Jose Mourinho belittles his record with Chelsea
It is very rare that we see the Portuguese coach José Mourinho on the other side of a fierce London rivalry, however, the Tottenham boss wasted no time in kicking off the mind games with the new Head Coach of Thomas Tuchel.
Appointed just last week, the 47 year old Tuchel has overseen a draw and a win in his first 2 matches at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea keeping a clean sheet.
Having poured in a lot of money over the summer, the Blues hoped to challenge for the Premier League title this season but now find themselves 14 points from the top spot.
Mourinho, who won the English Premier League title on three occasions as Chelsea manager, has seemingly taunted Tuchel over his new job.
Before their meeting on the field on Friday, Mourinho said, “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”
“It cannot be very, very difficult because we won titles there.
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“Chelsea always have great players and great squads and good coaches are happy to work with these clubs and with players who give you a very good opportunity to be successful and win titles.
“In my case, I was there in two different periods and I was champion in two different periods.”
Tuchel has won the league title twice in his previous job, with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), however, Mourinho claimed that in order to be considered as one of the best in the world, you have to be successful in England.
Spurs manager said, “What I think makes a coach elite is to be successful in the top leagues, to be successful in leagues in a different dimension,” and insisted he wasn’t firing shots at Tuchel, praising Ligue 1, but then pointing out again that it’s easy to manage PSG.
He said, “I am not talking about Thomas, the French league is a very competitive league — apart from PSG because they play in a different league.
“The biggest challenge for a coach is to work in the best leagues. Our league is the most challenging one.
“He 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 important players. He will fit well in a club like Chelsea.”
But well enough to win those not very difficult league titles? Time will tell.