‘If you win nothing, what is the point?’: Jose Mourinho slams managers who are lauded for style over substance and claims titles are the ultimate aim

Jose Mourinho has hit out against managers who are lauded for their long-term philosophies, claiming there is no point having one if it doesn’t lead to trophies.

The Portuguese boss was sacked by Manchester United in December after a woeful start to the season and the club looking increasingly likely to miss out on Champions League football.

His reign at Old Trafford left a stain on Mourinho’s managerial record after successful spells at Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto earlier on in his career.

Since leaving Old Trafford, Mourinho has been doing some punditry work for BeIN Sports and has been as brutally honest as ever.

He has now claimed that managers who are building for long-term success, such as Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino at Liverpool and Tottenham respectively, should focus more on silverware than their philosophies.

Mourinho said: ‘I won titles everywhere I have been and I cannot run away from my mentality.

‘Some coaches like to sell the idea of a philosophy, but you have to sell the philosophy after you win.

‘If you win nothing, what is the point?

‘If your team plays very well, your team wins, so I don’t like these contradictions we have in football nowadays.’

Mourinho recently admitted he is targeting a return to club management this summer.

The was linked with a return to former club Real Madrid before they re-appointed Zinedine Zidane earlier this month.

‘I would like to be back in the summer in June for a new club and a new pre-season,’ he told BeIn Sports.

‘I know exactly what I don’t want. I know what I want, in terms of not the specific club but the nature of the job, the dimension of the job.’

The former Chelsea boss says he misses ‘nothing at all’ but is ‘not on holiday or bored with nothing to do’.

‘I am working, preparing myself for the next one,’ he added.

And he refused to rule out Ligue 1 as a potential destination for his route back into football.

‘It is difficult to say. If I said no (I am not considering it), I would not be being honest with you. If I say yes, you are going to start to speculate on the clubs that might interest me’, he said when asked about a move to France.

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