Jose Mourinho: What now after Tottenham sacking?
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Today is an infamous day for many Liverpool fans. And for Steven Gerrard, in particular. Now, Jose Mourinho has boasted about beating the Reds with his Chelsea side by having just 27 per cent possession that day.
Liverpool were expected to beat Chelsea and boost their chances of winning the Premier League title when they met on this day seven years ago.
The Reds had been rampant and, after beating Manchester City in the previous match, Gerrard had warned them not to let their lead at the top of the table ‘slip’.
Except that didn’t happen. And Gerrard’s slip ended up costing his side dearly.
The current Rangers boss fell flat on his face, allowing Demba Ba to score the opener for the Blues.
And Chelsea made the victory safe late on through Willian, sparking jubilant celebrations from Mourinho in the process.
It’s not been the best time for the 58-year-old, who was sacked by Tottenham last week just days before their Carabao Cup final clash with Manchester City.
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And Mourinho has now appeared to poke fun at his critics by reminiscing about the day.
The Portuguese uploaded a picture showing himself trying to keep the ball away from Gerrard, keeping the Liverpool skipper at the time at arm’s length.
And he accompanied it with the caption: “Anfield, April 27th 2014. Ball possession.”
While not referencing the slip directly, fans in the comments section weren’t fooled and accused Mourinho of deliberately trolling his old rivals.
“Complete s***housery lmfao,” said one supporter.
“Your (sic) built different,” said another fan, who accompanied the message with laughing emojis.
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“Jose u love it,” were the words of another amused supporter.
And a fourth said: “The special one at his best.”
Mourinho will likely be spending quite a bit of time on social media these days, now he’s no longer got a team to manage.
And, after his sacking from Tottenham, it’ll be curious to see where he goes next.
Italy could be one destination but Inter Milan are flying under Antonio Conte and are unlikely to welcome him back to the San Siro.
Juventus have had doubts about Mourinho over the years and, anyway, a reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo may not please the 36-year-old star.
Celtic reportedly failed in an approach for Mourinho as they seek a long-term replacement for Eddie Howe.
Yet Real Madrid is one to keep an eye on, with the Portuguese still close to club president Florentino Perez.
Mourinho did insist he doesn’t need a break after leaving Tottenham.
And Simon Jordan, former Crystal Palace chairman, recently expressed a belief he and Spurs were always going to part ways under a cloud.
Jordan told talkSPORT: “Tottenham didn’t fancy him any more, irrespective of what happens on Sunday.
“So if they won the League Cup, I still think Tottenham would have dismissed Jose Mourinho.
“Why would you do it before then? I look at Daniel Levy and I look at [Tottenham owner] Joe Lewis and I think if Mourinho wins that cup then he would have done effectively what he was brought in to do, which was to win something.
“If they fired him then, not only would he get his contract paid off, is there a possibility, like Antonio Conte, that he would then sue Tottenham for unfair dismissal? On the basis that he had done precisely what he was brought in to do.
“Conte did sue Chelsea. Not only did he get the money he was owed by Chelsea for the rest of his contract irrespective of the fact he was working for someone else… he also got another big bag of money.
“My feelings looking at the animals that are involved is that there’s a possibility that winning the League Cup means nothing to Tottenham.
“It means less than getting rid of Jose Mourinho and not having to pay him any further money as a result of him achieving something he was brought in to do, which was to win a piece of silverware.”
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